Telangana: Maoist killed in encounter; weapons seized

Hyderabad: Telangana Police on Wednesday (August 21) killed a Maoist after an encounter broke out between the extremists and security forces in Bhadradari Kothagudem district.

Superintendent of Police (Bhadradri Kothagudem) Sunil Dutt was quoted in the media as saying, "Bhadradri Kothagudem Police had received information that leaders of Telangana area committee of Communist Party of India (Maoist) had entered into the state from border areas and were present in Manuguru deep forest region. Also, we learned about the presence of Maoists in other areas like Illandu and Khammam."

"After knowing about their presence, a police team went to Kothakoya village today (August 21) morning and in the ensuing encounter, killed one Maoist but the others, including Ravi and Sudheer, escaped," the SP added. 

The police recovered weapons and ammunition belonging to the deceased.

The body of the deceased was transported to the local government hospital for postmortem, and a search operation is on for the other Maoists in the area, the SP added.

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