Gadchiroli (Maha), Apr 14: A police jawan was on Thursday shot dead allegedly by Naxalites in Aheri tehsil of the district.
Nanaji Nagose, bodyguard of former MLA Deepak Dada Atram was shot at village Chhallewada uder Repanpalli Sub Police Station limits when he was accompanying Atram at a programme to mark the 125th anniversary of B R Ambedkar, a release issued by Gadchiroli police said.
As many as six Naxals in plain clothes fired at Nagose when he was standing near the stage and immediately fled away towards the jungle, it added.
The jawan, who sustained injuries, was brought to the General Hospital here by a helicopter and was declared dead during treatment, the statement said.
Police said following the incident anti-Naxal operation has been intensified in the area.