LIVE Updates | Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead in encounter

Gangster Vikas Dubey has been killed in an encounter while being taken to Uttar Pradesh from Madhya Pradesh, where he was arrested on Thursday.

He attempted to flee after one of the vehicles of the convoy of Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) that was bringing back him from Madhya Pradesh to Kanpur overturned in a road accident.

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Shots were fired on him and he was brought to hospital sustaining injuries. Subsequently, he was declared dead by doctors at Lala Lajpat Rai hospital in Kanpur.

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“Gangster Vikas Dubey attempted to flee after the car overturned. Police tried to make him surrender, during which he fired at the policemen. He was injured in retaliatory firing by police. He was later rushed to the hospital,” SP Kanpur West said.

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Vikas Dubey was arrested on Friday at the famous Mahakal temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.

According to police, he tried to flee by snatching pistol of the injured policemen after the car overturned. Police had tried to make him surrender.

Mohit Agarwal, IG Kanpur, said: “Four policemen were injured in the accident today. Vikas Dubey has been killed in police encounter.”

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