Kandhamal: A woman Maoist was killed while two Special Operations Group (SOG) Jawan injured during a combat operation in a forest near Badakhama in Kandhamal district.
According to reports, the fire exchange took place in Daka forested area near Badakhama under Baliguda police station limits on Sunday.
The deceased was identified as Banila, a member of Kalahandi Kandhamal Boudh Nayagarh (KKBN) division of outlawed CPI (Maoist) organization. Banila was a native of Chattishgarh and she was carrying a cash reward of 4 lakhs rupees on her head.
Reportedly, the police have also recovered a .303 rifle and 13 rounds of live bullets from her possession.
Notably, the injured SOG jawans have been rushed to the MKCG Medical in Berhampur.