Two Maoists killed in Odisha gun battle

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IANS) Two Maoist rebels were killed in a gun battle with security personnel on Sunday in Odisha’s Angul-Deogarh area, police said.

Self-styled Kalinganagar divisional committee secretary Susil Lingo and his wife Sony were killed in the gunfight with the Special Operations Group and Odisha Police.

“Susil, who belongs to Telangana, is involved in 78 cases including 30 murder cases. He had a bounty of Rs.20 lakh on his head while his wife had a bounty of Rs.5 lakh. They were involved in violence in Angul, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Gajapati districts,” said Director General of Police K.B. Singh.

Susil’s wife was the ‘second in command’ in the divisional committee.

Police recovered a large cache of ammunition, a rifle and literature during the operation.

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