Malkangiri:15/12/17; A Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire between security personnel and red rebels in Lukapani forest in cut-off area of Malkangiri district late last night.
Security personnel recovered the Maoist’s dead body during a combing operation this morning. Besides, an SLR gun and other items used by Maoists were recovered from the spot. Acting on a tip-off about presence of 30-40 Maoists in the area, a joint team of police and BSF personnel raided the place last night. Later, an exchange of fire ensued between the security personnel and Maoists.