After he was hit by four bullets from almost close range proved fatal for the gangster Vikas Dubey who was killed in an encounter with the personnel of the Special Task Force when he tried to flee. According to a source in UP Police, the recalcitrant gangster remained unrepentant and often threatened the police personnel when he was being brought back to Kanpur from Ujjain on a transit remand. Dubey — who was wanted in connection with killing of eight policemen in an ambush in Bikru village — apparently surrendered before the police after he was spotted in the Mahakaal temple of Madhya Pradesh by a shopkeeper and informed the police.
The doctors who conducted the post-mortem said the accused died of shot injuries. The report will come later. Dr RB Kamal, Principal of the Lal Lajpat Rai hospital where Dubey was brought after being shot, said that the condition of the three injured police personnel, who were hit in the gun battle, were stable. He said that the bullets brushed by two of them.
Meanwhile Vikas Dubey’s wife Richa, who was nabbed on Thursday along with their son, has been released by the Special Task Force. “They were not found to be involved in the Dubey’s crime,” said SSP Kanpur Dinesh Kumar.
Explaining the circumstances, ADG Prashant Kumar, said, “After car overturned, Vikas Dubey tried to snatch police weapon and attempted to flee. There was retaliatory firing by the police in which he was injured. He was declared dead after being taken to hospital.”