Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter

Vikas Dubey

New Delhi: Eight days after the eight policemen were killed in Uttar Pradesh, dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead in an early morning encounter today.

The Special Task Force and police claimed the unarmed man had somehow managed to snatch a gun from one of their armed escort team members.

“He had attempted to flee by snatching pistol of the injured policemen after the car overturned. The police fired in self-defence, during which Vikas Dubey got injured and was immediately treated. He died during treatment,” the police said.

On the run since he organized the massacre of policemen at his village in Kanpur last Friday, Vikas Dubey was arrested yesterday at the famous Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. He was spotted by temple security guards when he bought prasad and entered the temple.

 

NT Bureau