Vikas Dubey who killed eight Indian police personnel got an encounter

Vikas Dubey who killed eight Indian police personnel got an encounter
Officials said the main suspect in the eight police-ambush murders last week and dozens of other crimes were shot and killed in police custody on Friday.

Police officer Mohit Aggarwal said Vikas Dubey snatched a revolver from the officers after he overturned his vehicle on a highway near Kanpur city in north India and attempted to flee. He said that Dubey died in the fire posture.

Dubey, in his 40s, left in the central city of Ujjain on Thursday after a week's search. They were taking him to Kanpur in a police convoy, where eight policemen were killed.

He is believed to have connections with state politicians and police. Two police officers were arrested this week for allegedly reporting for a police raid at their home last Friday.

A spokesman for the state government, Avnish Awasthi, said that in the last four days, the police has helped in arresting six of Dubey's associates.

Opposition Congress Party leader Amarnath Agarwal accused the police of planning Dubey's murder. "It was committed on the grounds that Dubey did not disclose the names of those who provided him with protection and protection."

Deaths in police custody in India are not isolated incidents.

A report last month by the New Delhi Rights Group, the National Campaign Against Torture, states that at least 1,731 people died in custody during 2019, which means five deaths in custody per day.

In December last year, police shot and killed four people suspected of raping and killing a young veterinarian in South India and investigators brought them to the crime scene. Human rights groups are calling for an investigation into the deaths.

Ghanshyam Upadhyay, a lawyer from Mumbai, filed a petition in the Supreme Court of India on Thursday to investigate the murders of Dubey's alleged accomplices.

Dubey was killed before the court ruled at his request.

New Delhi television channel reported that the police detained the media after a police convoy on the highway half an hour before Dubey was killed. The police had no immediate comment.

Last week, police attempted to arrest Dubey and other accused for joining their criminal gang. Police said the suspects blocked the road with bulldozers and shot them from the rooftops. Five officers were also injured and the attackers fled before reaching the police area.

Uttar Pradesh, with a population of 230 million, is one of the poorest states in India. It is considered one of the most iniquitous with high incidence of armed robbery, extortion for kidnapping, and crimes against women, according to the National Crime Records Bureau.

Dubey was allegedly involved in 60 cases of murder, robbery and kidnapping. These include the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party leader Santosh Shukla in a police station in 2001. Two policemen were also killed in the attack.

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