CRPF Jawan Killed in Encounter Between Naxal and Security Forces in Jharkhand
CRPF Jawan Representational Image (Photo Credit: PTI)

Ranchi, Jul 11: A CRPF jawan was today killed in an encounter with Naxals in the jungles of East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand, a senior official said.

The encounter took place in Dalapani-Galudi axis of the district, he said.

The jawan belonged to the 193rd battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the official said.

According to the official, a joint team of the state police and CRPF was out for operations and an exchange of fire took place at about 9 am.

The constable rank jawan of the paramilitary force sustained bullet injuries and was killed on the spot, he said. More details of the encounter are awaited, he added.