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Naxal leader, wife killed in shootout

A naxal leader and his wife were killed in an exchange of fire with police in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2006 09:39 IST

A Naxal leader and his wife were killed in an exchange of fire with police near Panasapally village in Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

A special police party combing the area yesterday exchanged fire with Naxals, they said.

The dead persons were identified as Chandramouli alias Devanna, a member of CPI-Maoist's central committee and his wife Jyotakka.

Devanna, who went underground about 20 years ago, carried a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head.

Police recovered two guns, two claymore mines and five kitbags from the scene of the shootout.