A police constable was killed and three others were grievously injured in an encounter with the Maoists in Narayanpur district of South Chhattigarh on Saturday.
The encounter took place near Botha village under Hawrai police station of Narayanpur when a joint team of district police Jawans and the CAF (Chhattisgarh Armed Force)was on a routing combing operation, informed Narayanpur district Superintendent of Police(SP) Amit Kamble.
“Constable Athanas Bada was killed and Constable Lalit Kashyap, Kamleshwar Sahu and Rejendra Nishad were injured in the encounter,” said Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Naxal Operations, Mr.R.K.Vij.
“It seems to be a chance encounter not a well-planned ambush. Three injured jawans have been sent to Raipur for further treatment,” Mr.Kamble told The Hindu.