Phulbani: 5/7/20: Four Maoists with cash rewards on their heads were killed in an encounter with police personnel in southern Odisha’s Kandhmal district Sunday morning.
Sources said that acting on a tip-off, District Voluntary Force (DVF) and Special Operation Group (SOG) personnel launched a joint combing operation in Sirla village under Tumudibandh police limits at around 7 am.
During the operation, the Maoists opened fire at the security personnel who immediately retaliated. However, after an hour-long encounter, the left-wing extremists managed to escape.
After one hour of encounter, the Maoists stopped firing from their side before escaping from the spot. However, the security personnel later found the body of four Maoists including that of a woman.