A Naxalite carrying a cash reward of Rs. 5,000, was killed in an encounter with the security forces, in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police said.

The face-off took place near Chinari village forests when a group of Maoists opened indiscriminate firing on a joint patrol team of the CRPF and State police force, drawing retaliation from the security men, Narayanpur Superintendent of Police, Mayank Shrivastava told PTI.

A Naxalite, identified as Negi Rawat was killed in the encounter and his body has been recovered. Many cases including murder and attack on police teams were registered against him in the district, the SP said.

Some weapons and Naxal literature was also recovered from the spot, police added.