Naxal carrying cash reward killed in encounter

Raipur: A Naxal carrying a cash reward of Rs 5,000 on his head, was on Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district, police said.

The gunfight took place near Chinari village forests when a Naxal group opened indiscriminate fire on a joint patrol team of CRPF and state police force, drawing retaliation from the security men, Narayanpur SP Mayank Shrivastava said.

A Naxal, identified as Negi Rawat, was killed in the encounter and his body has been recovered. Many cases, including murder and attack on police teams, were registered against him in the district, the SP said.

Some weapons and naxal literature were also recovered from the spot, he said.