Maoist killed in encounter in Gadchiroli

An alleged Maoists was killed in encounter with police today in Bezarpalli area in Sironcha taluka of Gadchiroli district, police said today.

The shoot-out between a group of Maoists and a police platoon lasted about 45 minutes before the extremists fled, said the police.

A body of a Maoists was recovered from the site. Police also claimed that at least four to five naxals must have been wounded seriously.

Police also recovered a 303 rifle, a country-made pistol and 29 rounds besides a grenade.

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