Raipur, Apr 24: A Naxal carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Sukma district on Saturday.
Sukma Additional Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh said that Jan militia commander Sodhi Pandu was killed in Kumartong village under the Kistaram police station area.
The encounter took place when a joint team of STF, District Reserve Group (DRG), and district force reached Kumartong village during a patrol.
The forces and Naxals exchanged fire for almost an hour following which other Naxals fled from the spot and Pandu's body was found, he said.
Pandu wan accused of a blast near Dharmpenta in 2015 in which one jawan had been killed and two others injures, the ASP said.