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Big success of security forces in Chhattisgarh, encounter of woman Naxalite carrying Rs 8 lakh bounty

Kanker District Superintendent of Police (SP) Indira Kalyan Elesela said that the security forces are in the forest near Binagunda village under Chhotebethiya police station area. Female Naxalite Rita Madiyam has been killed in the encounter.

By: Ruchi Upadhyay  Pardaphash Group
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Big success of security forces in Chhattisgarh, encounter of woman Naxalite carrying Rs 8 lakh bounty

Kanker: Security forces have achieved great success in Naxal-affected Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. On Tuesday, security forces killed a female Naxalite carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh in an encounter. Kanker District Superintendent of Police (SP) Indira Kalyan Elesela said that the security forces are in the forest near Binagunda village under Chhotebethiya police station area. Female Naxalite Rita Madiyam has been killed in the encounter. Rita Madiyam was 30 years old and was one of the dreaded Naxalites.

Alesela said that a joint team of District Reserve Guard (DRG), Bastar Fighters and Border Security Force (BSF) was sent for patrolling in Chhotebethiya Police Station Area. When the team was in the forest of Binagunda Village, the Naxalites started firing on the security forces.

Dead body found during search operation

He told that after this the security forces also retaliated and after firing from both the sides for some time, the Naxalites fled from there. The police officer said that when the security forces searched the spot, the body of a female Naxalite was found there.

Weapons also recovered

Alesela said that the female Naxalite has been identified as Rita Madiyam, a member of PLGA Military Company Number Five and there was a reward of Rs 8 lakh on her head. A .303 rifle, a .315 bore rifle and a huge quantity of weapons and Naxalite paraphernalia were recovered from the female Naxalite.

137 encounters so far

Bastar region Inspector General of Police Sundarraj P said that so far this year, in the anti-Naxal operation, security forces have killed 137 Naxalites in Bastar region and during this period, 498 extremists have been arrested and 461 Naxalites have been arrested.

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