3 security men injured in encounter with Maoists

A Maoist was on Tuesday killed while three security personnel, including a CRPF commandant, were injured in an encounter between the two sides in the district.

On information that the ultra-left wing guerrillas had gathered near the village, about 80 km from Ranchi, the police rushed to the spot around 4 am, SP Anup Birtheray said.

In the ensuing encounter, CRPF Commandant R R Mishra, a CoBRA jawan and a district police man suffered injuries, and were admitted to a hospital, he said.

One Maoist was killed and the retreating rebels fled with the body, police added.

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