Malkangiri (Orissa) Dec 29 (IANS) A minor girl sustained bullet injury during a gun battle between the police and Maoists rebels here, police said Friday.
Acting on a tip-off, a special party of police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) raided a Maoist camp in Jineliguda forest near Motu police station, some 100 km from the district headquarter of Malkangiri, a senior district police official told IANS.
About 30 rebels opened fired on the police party which retaliated. Nearly 300 rounds of fire were exchanged between them.
Police spotted the seven-year-old girl identified as Basanti Madakami crying near the site. It was not immediately known who fired at her.
The girl was admitted to district hospital for treatment.
Police have seized three pairs of Maoists uniform and some other essential commodities from the site.
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