A police personnel and two Maoists were killed in an encounter between the two sides in the forests in Gumla district, police said in Gumla.
The encounter took place on Wednesday and the body of havildar Phalinder Mishra, a resident of Bihar, was recovered during search operations this morning, Inspector General of Police, Rezi Dungdung, told reporters here.
Acting on a tip off that the Maoists had assembled at the spot, a 11-member police team from Chenpur and Raidih police stations rushed there on Wednesday. The Maoists fired bullets at them following which they retaliated killing two ultras.
The bodies of the ultras were, however, taken away by their colleagues, he said.