Nagpur: Naxals in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district on Thursday shot dead a State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) jawan.

The deceased jawan is identified as 50-year-old RR Pande of the SRPF group IV, Nagpur. He was on escort duty and accompanying an ailing colleague to local health centre at Fulbodi Gatta village in Dhanora tehsil when a group of the ultras opened fired at him from the distance killing him on the spot.

(JPN/Agencies)