Saturday, August 15, 2009

Encounter: 3 women Naxals killed

Express News Service First Published : 13 Aug 2009 02:24:00 AM ISTLast Updated :

RAYAGADA: Three teenage women Naxals were gunned down in a pre-dawn encounter in the deep Jadi jungles in Rayagada district on the Orissa- Andhra border.


The Grey Hounds of Andhra Pradesh and the Special Operation Group of Orissa had been working for the last two days to nail down a Naxal meeting. There was heavy exchange of fire from both the sides. The dead women Naxals have been identified as Swarna, Jibani and Bidya. All are said to be teenagers.

Swarna happened to be the paramour of Daya, a top leader.

Their bodies have been recovered and sent for postmortem. Police have recovered rifles, ammunition, five kits, CDs and Naxal literature.

Sources said at least six Naxals have been injured in the exchange of fire. Combing operations are continuing in the area.

After a brief lull, Naxals have become active in the district after the martyrs’ week.

The area saw surrender and arrest of several Naxals, including some top cadres, over the last one month

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