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Criminal wanted in BHU student's murder case held after exchange of fire with police

Press Trust of India  |  Varanasi 

A wanted criminal, who was on the run after allegedly killing a BHU student, has been arrested following an exchange of fire with police.

A was also injured in the exchange of fire with the gangster, the police said.

Acting on a tip-off, the police had cordoned the Lanka area here on Friday night.

The notorious criminal, alias Sunny alias Professor, a native of Buxar in Bihar, was nabbed when he tried to flee by opening fire at the police team, of Police (SSP) said.

Verma, who was carrying a reward of Rs 25,000, received in the leg and fell off the motorcycle which he had looted a few days ago from a man on the national highway, the SSP added.

One of his companions, Raja Dubey alias Ravan, who was riding pillion on the motorcycle, gave a slip to the police.

Both Verma and Dubey were wanted in the murder case of (BHU) student

Verma was admitted to a government hospital in Ramnagar, while Ishwar Dayal, who received in his hands, was admitted to BHU's Trauma Centre, where his health condition was stated to be stable, the police said.

A hunt was on to nab Dubey, they added.

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First Published: Sat, April 13 2019. 13:20 IST