As the country witnessed first phase of the parliamentary elections on Thursday, security personnel managed to shoot down one naxalite after being attacked while returning from polling duty in Chhattisgarh, a leading news agency reported.
The incident occurred around 4.00 pm in Narayanpur district.
Following an exchange of fire between personnel of the Special Task Force (STF) and a group of naxalites, one security personnel also suffered injuries. His condition is reported to be normal.
“Security forces quickly took cover and retaliated in self-defence,” said a police officer.
“A country-made pistol, a knife, one bag, and other materials were recovered from the killed Naxalite,” he added.