Malkangiri/Dantewada: Three women Maoists were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday.
Reportedly, a team of District Reserve Guard (DRG) was out on a search operation when a gunfight took place at around 6 PM in a forest between Adwal and Kunjeras villages under Katekalyan police station limits.
Following the exchange of fire, the bodies of three women cadres were recovered from the spot.
The deceased were identified as Raje Muchaki, Geeta Markam, and Jyoti alias Bhime Nuppo, who were active members of Katekalyan Area Committee of Maoists. They were carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh each on their heads.
One 12 bore gun, two country-made revolvers, one muzzle-loading gun, two improvised explosive devices (IEDs), wires, medicines, Maoist literature, and items of daily use were also recovered from the spot.