Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head was killed in an exchange of fire with the Dantewada District Reserve Guard, in Neelawaya forest on Tuesday morning. “In Exchange of fire with Dantewada DRG today morning at about 6 am in jungles of Neelawaya, a dead body of Maoist has been recovered, who has been identified as Kosa, resident of Mallapara, Neelawaya,” said Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav.
The DRG team also recovered one 9 mm pistol, one country-made Bharmar, one 3 kg IED, pithoos, medicines, and items of daily use from the encounter site. He was active in the Maoist organization for the past 15 years and was currently a Malangir area committee member and Military intelligence in charge. SP further said that he has more than 15 crimes registered against him in different police stations.