Woman Maoist suspected to be killed in encounter: Police

Rayagada: A woman Maoist was suspected to have been killed and some firearms recovered during an encounter between the security personnel and the Maoist ultras in dense forest close to Niyamgiri Hills in Odisha's Rayagada district, police said today.
The members of the district voluntary force (DVF) were engaged in a day-long encounter with the ultras where a woman Maoist is suspected to have been killed, said Rayagada Deputy Superintendent of Police Y Jagannath Rao.
The DSP, however, said the police was yet to recover body of the woman Maoist. The encounter took place in Kalyansinghpur block area, he said adding that the police was yet to get details of the encounter as the force continued to be in the forest.
Some arms and Maoist literature have been seized from the spot, the police said adding the combing operation in the area has been intensified.