Criminal shot dead in UP, injured policeman also succumbs
Noida: UP Police Constable Ankit Tomar, who suffered injuries during gunbattle with a wanted criminal in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, succumbed to his injuries at Fortis hospital here on Wednesday.
The constable was critically wounded with bullet injuries to his chest and head and was rushed to a private hospital in Meerut. As his condition deteriorated, he was referred to the Fortis Hospital in Noida.
Despite best efforts, Ankit died at around 10.30 p.m. in the Noida hospital, said Principal Secretary, Home, Arvind Kumar.
He is survived by his wife, son (4) and daughter (6).
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has granted an ex-gratia of Rs 40 lakh to slain constable's wife while Rs 10 lakh will be given to his parents.
The inspector is out of danger.
A criminal, Sabir, carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was shot dead. He was wanted in many cases of murder, extortion and kidnapping in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Sabir, who belonged to the Mukeem Lala gang, had escaped from police custody in Barabanki 10 months ago and police had been looking for him ever since, a police officer said. After a tip, the Special Operations Group and personnel from various police stations surrounded Sabir's house in Kairana area of Shamli around Tuesday midnight.
Sabir, who was with his wife, allegedly opened fire injuring the two policemen. He then tried to escape by jumping off the roof but the police team shot him dead.