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UP: Man who shot dead rape victim's father in Firozabad arrested

Press Trust of India  |  Firozabad 

A man accused of killing the father of a rape victim here has been arrested, police said on late Wednesday night.

Superintendent of Police (city) Prabal Pratap Singh on Wednesday said, "Achaman Upadhaya, who was accused of killing the father of a rape victim has been arrested following an encounter. The police had announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000 on the accused."

At the time of the encounter, Upadhaya was accompanied by two of his associates, one of whom was arrested while the other managed to escape, police said, adding that a police jawan too sustained bullet injury.

The 50-year-old father of the rape victim was shot dead on late Monday night in New Tilak Nagar area of Firozabad. The family alleged that the accused in the rape case was responsible for the killing.

Following the incident, three policemen were suspended for laxity, the SSP said.

The victim's daughter was raped six months ago and a man identified as Achaman Upadhaya was made the accused in the case, SSP Sachin Patel had said on Tuesday.

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First Published: Thu, February 13 2020. 02:12 IST