Suspected Maoist killed in exchange of fire with police

A suspected Maoist was killed in an exchange of fire with police in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district on Wednesday, District Superintendent of Police, Sunil Dutt said.

He said the incident occurred during search operations conducted on Wednesday in a forest area based on a tip-off.

"We are suspecting the deceased to be a member belonging to Manuguru Area Committee. However, we cannot confirm the identity of the deceased until the kin confirm," Dutt told.

The officer said they recovered a weapon, bullets and Maoist literature from the deceased.