Raipur, April 19 -- Two Maoists allegedly involved in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Bhima Mandavi's killing on April 9 were shot dead in an exchange of fire with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Thursday, the state police said.

Special director general of police (anti-Naxal operations), Girdhari Nayak, identified the two as Vargese and Linga.

He said they were a part of the group of Maoists involved in the ambush in which Bhima Mandavi, the legislator, and his four security personnel were killed.

"On specific intelligence, a team of security forces moved inside a jungle, and near Daulikarka village, the encounter started at 5.30 am. After the encounter ended in about 30 minutes, bodies of two Maoists and a .315 bo...