Three women Naxalites killed by forces in Chhattisgarh, Dantewada

Raipur: During an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Sunday, three women Naxalites were killed, on whom a total reward of Rs 15 lakh was declared. The police officer gave this information. Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallav said that the encounter between security forces and Naxalites took place at around 6 pm on Sunday in the forest between Adwal and Kunjerat villages under Katekalyan police station when District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were conducting a search operation.

The bodies of three women Naxalites were found from the spot after the encounter, he said. Pallav said that the slain women Maoists have been identified as Raje Muchki, Geeta Markam and Jyoti alias Bhime Nuppo. All three were active members of the Katekalyan Area Committee of Maoists. He told that a reward of five lakh rupees was announced on all three.

A 12 bore gun, two country-made revolvers, a Majjal loading gun, two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), wires, medicines, Maoist literature and other items of daily use have been seized from the spot, the Superintendent of Police said.

14 Naxalites surrendered on Saturday

Earlier on Saturday, 14 Naxalites surrendered in the Dantewada district. One of them was allegedly involved in the 2017 attack in which 25 security force personnel were martyred. The police gave this information on Sunday.

Abhishek Pallav said that on Saturday, the Naxalites surrendered before the police officers of Dantewada town. They said they were disillusioned with the 'hollow' Maoist ideology and were influenced by the police's 'Lone Varattu' rehabilitation campaign.

Sana Markam (21) of the 14 Maoists who surrendered was active in the local outfit squad and was allegedly involved in the Burkapal Maoist attack in neighbouring Sukma district in 2017 in which 25 CRPF personnel were martyred, he said.

He told that there was a reward of one lakh rupees on Markam. Abhishek Pallav told that all these will be rehabilitated under the policy of the state government.

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