A criminal carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was shot dead while an inspector and a constable were injured during a gun battle in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district early on Wednesday, police said. The injured constable subsequently succumbed to his injuries.
Sabir, who belonged to the Mukeem Lala gang, had escaped from police custody in Barabanki 10 months ago and police had been looking for him ever since, a police officer said. After a tip, the Special Operations Group and personnel from various police stations surrounded Sabir's house in Kairana area of Shamli around Tuesday midnight.
Sabir, who was with his wife, allegedly opened fire injuring the two policemen. He then tried to escape by jumping off the roof but the police team shot him dead.
The constable was critically wounded with bullet injuries to his chest and head and was rushed to a private hospital in Meerut. As his condition deteriorated, he was referred to the Fortis Hospital in Noida.
He is survived by his wife, son (4) and daughter (6).
The inspector is out of danger.
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