Yogendra Oraon, a former Maoist leader who carried a reward of Rs. 3 lakh on his head, was killed by the police at Raidih in Gumla district of Jharkhand on Monday.

A police team which spotted him on a bike, chased him. Oraon fired at the police and he was killed in the retaliatory fire, Superintendent of Police Jatin Narwal told journalists here.

Oraon was a former ‘sub-zonal commander' of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and quit the banned outfit to join the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI). Later, he left the PLFI to form his own outfit, which indulged in extortion and murder, Mr. Narwal said.

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