The Jharkhand police have shot down four guerrilla Maoists in the state's Palamu district on Monday. The four killed include a militant Bimal Yadav who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh. The gun battle, which lasted for over two hours, between the police force and Maoists began at Marunga hill after the militants found the security personnel in the area. The police said that they recovered the bodies of the four militants along with some weapons. However, the remaining Maoists managed to escape. A search operation was launched by the Central Reserve Police Forces after the gun battle ended.