Maoist nabbed in encounter dies due to bleeding
Jamshedpur, Mar 15 : A Maoist ultra, nabbed in an injured condition following an encounter between security personnel and the red rebels in Kudabeda village under Sonuwa police station of West Singhbhum today, died due of profuse bleeding, police said.
The encounter started when the ultras of Prasad squad of proscribed outfit CPI-Maoist opened fire on a joint police and Central Reserve Police force team heading toward Manmaru village under Tebo police station to recover the bodies of six villagers, allegedly lynched by the naxals three days ago.
One ultra injured with bullet wound in the leg was nabbed by police.
Confirming the incident, DIG Kolhan A K Singh said nabbed ultra Kanhai had profusely bled from his wounded ankle while he was being carried to the nearby CRPF camp in Lodhai on foot due to the difficult forest terrain.
He eventually died owing to excessive bleeding.
The DIG also informed that the bodies of the reportedly lynched six villagers had not yet been recovered.
Meanwhile, sources said at least three country-made firearms and several cartridges had also been recovered from the spot.
The encounter with sporadic firing from both sides was on till the reports last came in.
The six villagers were said to have been killed by the Maoists after a self-styled peoples court in Manmaru to avenge the killing of two of their supporters.
Yet another police team involved in the same operation also had encounter with ultras yesterday near Tebo.