A CRPF commando was killed while another injured in a gunbattle with Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, officials said.
The encounter between the CRPF’s elite anti-Maoists combat unit and the Maoists took place around 4 pm in a forest near Palodi village under Kistaram police station limits, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.
CoBRA commando constable Kanai Majee, who was shot by bullets, died when he was being evacuated by a helicopter to state capital Raipur, a senior official said.
The other jawan has been evacuated, he said. Both the commandos were from 208th battalion of the CoBRA.
The Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) is a special jungle warfare unit of the CRPF deployed for anti-Maoist operations in Chhattisgarh