One policeman was killed and another injured, when naxals attacked them at Malewada in Gadchiroli district, police said in Nagpur on Friday.
A group of around half a dozen armed extremists attacked the policemen when were taking lunch at a roadside eatery yesterday, they said.
The naxalites tied both the policemen with ropes and then used an axe to assault them, killing Havaldar Dadaji Khapre on the spot and injuring Santosh Maraskolhe, they said.
The police, after arriving at the spot, fired at the ultras but they managed to flee.
The injured cop was admitted to a hospital on Thursday night.