Maoists’ top leader Kishenji was today killed in a gunbattle with security forces in a forest in West Midnapore district of West Bengal.
The body of 58-year-old Molajula Koteswar Rao aka Kishenji, was found and identified after the encounter.
Kishenji, from Andhra Pradesh, was a Maoist politburo member, the third in-command of the outfit and in-charge of its armed operations in junglemahal since 2009.
The official said Kishenji’s body was identified by the AK-47 rifle he was carrying.
A laptop bag, some letters written by Kishenji and Suchitra and a few important documents were earlier seized by the joint forces from Gosaibandh village nearby.