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Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in Kanpur, UP



Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in Kanpur, UP (PTI/Screengrab from India Today video)

Vikas Dubey has been killed in an encounter in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The encounter broke out after a police vehicle carrying Vikas Dubey from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident and the gangster attempted to escape. Vikas Dubey snatched a police weapon and tried to escape but was surrounded, police said.

Vikas Dubey suffered a few bullets shots in the retaliatory fire after police asked him to surrender and he did not. Vikas Dubey was taken to a Kanpur hospital where doctors declared him dead.

Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the ambush and the killing of eight police personnel, was on the run since the July 3 Kanpur encounter. The gangster was arrested from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday after a seven-day hunt. He was being brought to Kanpur from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh on Friday morning when the encounter erupted.

Police have claimed that the encounter broke out when Vikas Dubey tried to flee after a police vehicle carrying him from Ujjain to Kanpur met with an accident. The encounter took place at Sachendi border in Kanpur.

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