Top Maoist Kishenji killed in WB
After receiving specific information that he and some of his associates and Suchitra Mahato, the wife of a slain leader he was living with, were hiding in the Kushboni jungle, the area was cordoned off and an encounter ensued after breaking the four tiers of security that Kishenji had, the official said.
It was from Kushboni forest that the Maoist politburo member, the second in-command of the outfit and in-charge of military operations in junglemahal since 2009, and Suchitra had eluded the joint forces on Wednesday. The encounter which began this morning at Burisole jungle in Jamboni police station area was close to Kushboni near the the Jharkhand border.
The official said Kishenji`s body was identified by the AK-47 rifle he was carrying. Suchitra and others fled. A laptop bag, some letters written by Kishenji and Suchitra and a few important documents were earlier seized by the joint forces from Gosaibandh village nearby.