Malkangiri: At least two Maoists were killed on Thursday morning in Panasput area during a joint combing operation by the Greyhounds of Andhra Pradesh police and Special Operation Group and District Voluntary Force (DVF) of Odisha police in Panasput jungle in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.
With this, the total number of Red radicals killed in police encounter since Monday has gone up to 30.
The police has seized two guns from the encounter site.
The police on Wednesday had returned bodies of seven Maoists to their family members who had come from Andhra Pradesh. Among others the bodies of the slain rebels handed over to their family members included that of Munna, son of Maoist Central Committee member Ramakrishna alias RK.
RK’s wife Sirisha received the body of Munna. Reports said family members of the other deceased whose bodies are lying in the district hospital mortuary have arrived in Malkangiri. They will be handed over the bodies after completion of all formalities.