Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead
Vikas Dubey was shot dead near Kanpur when he tried to escape after the vehicle he was travelling in met with an accident, the police said.
Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who was behind the killing of eight policemen near Kanpur, was shot dead by the police while being taken to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh after his arrest in Madhya Pradesh.
The police said that the Dubey was shot at as he tried to escape when the car he was travelling in overturned on the highway that was slick with rain.
He was arrested on Thursday at the famous Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. According to the police, he was spotted by temple security guards when he bought prasad and entered the temple.
Vikas Dubey killed in encounter pic.twitter.com/2SlNigwodo— Piyush Rai (@Benarasiyaa) July 10, 2020
Dubey had been on the run for about five days, after escaping from his village in Kanpur following the massacre of the policemen. He later reached Faridabad in Haryana, and then drove to Kota in Rajasthan and finally to Madhya Pradesh.
Meanwhile, the police shot dead five of his accomplices, amid the massive manhunt. They also tore down Dubey's house.
#WATCH Vikas Dubey attempted to flee by snatching pistol of the injured policemen after car overturned. Police tried to make him surrender, during which he fired at the policemen. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police. He was later rushed to the hospital: SP Kanpur West pic.twitter.com/ZajJVLNGBU— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 10, 2020
According to the police, Dubey tried to escape after snatching a pistol from a policeman when the vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident amid the rain. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police after he started firing at the police. The incident took place at Sachendi border in Kanpur.
"Dubey was injured in the encounter and he was declared dead in the hospital," said J N Singh, ADG Kanpur range. The officer confirmed that Dubey "sustained injuries" but did not confirm to what extent, saying it would come in the postmortem report.
#WATCH Media persons, who were following the convoy bringing back gangster Vikas Dubey, were stopped by police in Sachendi area of Kanpur before the encounter around 6.30 am in which the criminal was killed. (Earlier visuals) pic.twitter.com/K1B56NGV5p— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 10, 2020
But several people who keep track of Uttar Pradesh cast doubts on the police's version of the story.
They did it. Old script.— Saurabh Sharma (@Saurabhsherry) July 10, 2020
Dubey had around 60 cases against him, including murder and attempt to murder.