Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh), July 7 (IANS) A criminal carrying a reward of Rs 50,000 on his head was killed by the police in an encounter in Bhadohi district in the wee hours of Tuesday.
The criminal, identified as Deepak Gupta, had over 14 cases of heinous crimes registered against him.
According to the police spokesman, a police team was patrolling near the Chakia village around 1.30 a.m. on Tuesday when two persons on a motorcycle were intercepted by them.
The two fell down and started running and fired at the police in which a crime branch official Ajay Singh Sengar was injured. The police also fired at the criminals and Deepak received two bullet injuries.
Deepak was taken to the hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
The other criminal managed to flee but police teams are searching for him.
Further investigation in the matter is underway.