Nagpur: A woman Naxal commander was killed in police firing in Botejhari-Wadgaon forest area near here this afternoon, police said. The Naxal, identified as Jyoti Gawade, was the deputy commander of Kasnasur group, police said.
“The incident occurred between 3 pm and 4 pm, when a police team was conducting a search operation in the forest area. The ultras opened fire, but when the police personnel retaliated, they escaped from the spot,” a police official said.
Later, police conducted a search and found the body of the woman Maoist and also recovered a gun from the spot. Further investigation is on.