Sunday, February 07, 2010

Naxalite killed in turf war in Jharkhand

Ranchi: A Naxalite was killed today as rival extremist outfits exchanged gunfire near Burmu in Ranchi district.

The activists of Tritiya Prastuti Committee and Jan Sangharsh Mukti Morcha traded fire for about half-an-hour in the forests of Burmu in which one Naxalite was killed, DGP control room sources said.

After getting information, the security forces rushed to the spot and recovered the body. It was not yet known which group the dead Naxalite belonged to, the sources said.

Empty shells of SLR bullets were found from the spot.

At least six Naxal outfits operate in Jharkhand and engage in turf war, the police said.

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