Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead on Friday after he tried hard to flee following an accident involving one of the vehicles in the Special Task Force (STF) troops getting him back to the state from Madhya Pradesh.
STF officials narrated the entire encounter as Vikas Dubey, arrested for taking the lives of eight policemen on July 3, tried to escape from their clutches when the vehicle overturned in the wee hours of morning. They were of the opinion that Vikas Dubey seized a weapon from one of the policemen after the accident. He then ran to his fright to a nearby field and was asked to surrender, which he refused, they added.
Following his refusal, there was an exchange of bullet firing and he was killed, they said.
“After being chased by the police team, he was asked to surrender but he did not and started firing with the intention of killing them. The police team fired back in self-defence after which Vikas Dubey was injured. He was taken to a hospital, where he died during treatment,” Kanpur Police issued a statement.
The men, including an inspector, have been admitted to the nearest community health centre for necessary treatment. The July 3 encounter uncovered all the infringed connivances that took place within Uttar Pradesh police as the force later realised that their men had been trapped because some other police officials tipped off Dubey about an attempt to arrest him.
A deputy superintendent of police, three sub-inspectors and four constables lost their lives, some of whom hacked to death, in the failed raid to capture Vikas Dubey.
Police in Uttar Pradesh have killed at least five of his associates involved in the attack, destroyed his sprawling bungalow, and arrested at least a dozen people, including his wife and son, and policemen who aided his escape and shelter.
The bounty on his head was raised from Rs 50,000 last week to Rs 5 lakh as he was on the run.