Vythiri, Wayanad: A Maoist leader was killed in a gunfight with police at Vythiri in Wayanad. The gunfight started Wednesday night at 8.30 pm.
A group of Maoists reached a resort here and demanded cash and provision for ten people after holding the inmates captive. The resort staff informed the police and following that police and thunderbolt reached the place.
The gunfight which started last night continued till Thursday early morning
In a search conducted this morning, a body of one of the Maoist was found which was later identified as their leader C P Jaleel. Two cops sustained injuries in the gunfight. A search has been intensified to trace the other Maoists.