A woman Naxal, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head,was killed in an encounter with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada on Monday, informed Dantewada Superintendent of Police (SP) Abhishek Pallav. Two country-made weapons and 2 Kg-improvised explosive devices (IED) were recovered from the encounter site. According to Pallav, the body of the Maoist, identified as 24-year-old Vaiko Pekko, was recovered during an encounter that took place today morning at 6:30 am near Geedam police station.
“In an exchange of fire with Dantewada DRG today morning 0630 hours near gumalnar, PS geedam, a female Maoist body has been recovered which has been identified as Vaiko Pekko aged 24, daughter of Guddi Pekko, resident of Pallewaya, PS Bhairamgarh PLGA platoon no 24 members and 2 lakh rewarded, said Pallav. 2 kg IED, shoes, medicines, and other materials of daily use were recovered. Two country-made weapons were also recovered from the encounter site, said Pallav. Police teams are safe and returning from the encounter site, he added.
WHAT IS A IED ?
An improvised explosive device (IED) is a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. It may be constructed of conventional military explosives, such as an artillery shell, attached to a detonating mechanism. IEDs are commonly used as roadside bombs