A Maoist was killed in a gun battle with security forces who raided a rebel hideout on the outskirts of Jharkhand's capital early on Sunday, police said.
Police raided the jugle hideout in Heso, around 20 km from in Ranchi, following a tip off.
"One Maoist was killed in the gun battle in the jungle areas of Namkom. We recovered one regular carbine gun and live cartridges from him," Deputy Superintendent of Police, Rajiv Ranjan told reporters.
Police have launched a search operation to arrest the rebels.