Maoist killed in Jharkhand

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Ranchi : A Maoist guerrilla carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was killed on Friday in gunfight with the security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said.

According to a police statement, the security forces raided Bodkera village after receiving a tip-off that the victim Krishna Gope, an area commander, was holding a meeting with at least four other guerrillas.

While the others managed to escape, Gope was surrounded by the security forces. He retaliated with firing, triggering the gunfight, the statement added.

Published : Friday, September 14, 2018 13:00 [IST]
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