Saturday, April 19, 2008

Maoist killed in Tamil Nadu

Dindigul (TN) (PTI): A Maoist was killed on the spot and another injured when a Special Task Force team surrounded five ultras and fired at them at Vadakavunchi near Perumpallam on the Kodaikanal-Palani road, 80 km from here early on Saturday, police said.

Police said Naveen Prasanth (30) was killed on the spot. Three others managed to escape.

Naveen Prasanth had received arms training at a Naxal camp at Dharmapuri and was an expert in handling various sophisticated arms, police said.

The name of the injured Maoist was not known immediately.

Police had launched a massive hunt in Kodaikanal and Periyakulam hill areas following reports that Maoists were roaming around the area with the intention of setting up a base for arms training, the sources said

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