Police in Bhadradri-Kothagudem district, have appealed to the ultras, who contracted the virus, to return to the mainstream and seek treatment.
A two-page statement reportedly issued by Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoists) said the abducted jawan 'will be safe in their custody' and would be handed over to the police after mediation.
At least two Maoists' bodies were also visible on the spot near Tekulgudem village under Tarrem police station where the shootout began at noon on Saturday in a deep forested interior area with a group of over 300 Maoists.
Rajan had sustained injuries recently after being hit by a bike while he was returning after a visit to his house at Anakkal in Ollur. Soon after he sought treatment at Koorkenchery, the teams of Intelligence Bureau (IB) and ATS took him in custody.