Bhopal, June 21 (KMS): Indian army killed three Naxal guerillas including a woman in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
The 23-year old woman Rame, divisional committee member Nagesh aka Raju Tulavi (40) and area commander Manoj (25) were killed by Indian army and paramilitary personnel in an ambush in Bahela area of Balaghat district, police said.
This is for the first time when a divisional committee level member of Naxals was killed in Madhya Pradesh, the police added.
The slain divisional committee member Raju Tulavi was a resident of Batejhari in the Gadhchiroli district of the Indian state of Maharashtra while Manoj and Rame were residents of Chhattisgarh state.
In Madhya Pradesh, three districts – Balaghat, Mandla and Dindori – are considered Naxal-affected areas.
The Naxalite movement is growing more and more popular in India which has already engulfed 13 states and is spreading to other states demanding independence from Indian yoke.