Security personnel gunned down a Maoist cadre in the heavily forested area of Elmeta, Abujhmad about 50 kms from district headquarter Narayanpur on Monday.
A muzzle gun was found, police said. Narayanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Mayank Shrivastav said a combined trop of District Force and Special Task Force (STF) was returning after completing a search in Abujhmad area and had reached in the jungles of Elmeta.
Suddenly a group of Maoist attacked on security forces and police personnel retaliated.
After the gun battle which lasted for an hour after Maoist disappeared in the Jungles and later body of Maoist was found. The deceased has been identified as a member of Jan Militia, the officer said.