VIZIANAGARAM 16 feb: A naxalite was shot dead in an alleged encounter in the agency area of Parvathipuram mandal of Vizianagaram district on Thursday night. A special party police combing the area came across a dalam near a hillock between Lopavalasa and Kothavalasa villages. The Maoists allegedly fired on the police. In retaliation, the police opened fire. While three members of the dalam fled into the nearby forests, one Maoist was killed who was later identified as Kundeep Rukdar alias Sudhir (30). He was a member of the Malkangiri divisional committee in Orissa.