Naxal couple shot dead in Chhattisgarh

A key Naxal leader, who was involved in the recent attack on BSF personnel in Bastar, and his wife were on Friday killed in an encounter at Durg district, police said.

Updated: Oct 15, 2010, 21:43 PM IST

Raipur: A key Naxal leader, who was
involved in the recent attack on BSF personnel in Bastar, and
his wife were on Friday killed in an encounter at Durg district,
police said.
Nagesh, a hardcore Maoist operating in North Bastar
area, and his wife Tarabai were killed in an encounter near
Shivpur village, about 45 kms from here, early this morning,
Inspector General (Durg Range) R K Vij told PTI over the
phone.

The ultra arrived in Durg to procure cartridges, when
a police team spotted him and his wife.

"Police tried to stop him, but he fired at them. The
security personnel returned the fire, killing the husband-wife
duo," Vij said.

Another Naxal managed to flee from the spot, he added.
Two pistols and Rs 49,000 in cash, among other things,
were recovered from the duo. Nagesh was involved in the recent
killing of BSF jawans in the Bastar region, the IG said.

Besides, he was facing several murder, attempt to
murder and kidnapping cases, Vij said, adding his wife also
faced similar charges.

PTI