Police in India say they’ve shot lifeless a person accused of killing eight policemen within the northern state of Uttar Pradesh.
Vikas Dubey, who was on the run for almost per week after the incident, was held within the neighbouring state of Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.
Police stated they have been transporting Dubey to Uttar Pradesh when the automobile he was travelling in overturned.
They stated he stole a policeman’s gun and tried to flee.
The inspector normal of police, Mohit Agarwal, advised India’s PTI information company that policemen killed Dubey – described as a infamous gangster – in retaliation, after he refused to give up and fired at officers.
However some have raised questions concerning the official account, in a state the place police are sometimes accused of utilizing extreme power.
Who was Vikas Dubey?
Dubey, typically described as probably the most infamous criminals in Uttar Pradesh, had greater than 60 circumstances pending in opposition to him, together with homicide, attemptted homicide, kidnapping, arson, and rioting.
He allegedly killed a state minister inside a police station in 2001. He was arrested however was quickly launched on bail. Most circumstances in opposition to him adopted the identical trajectory.
Dubey was stated to have good political connections. A gaggle of armed males accompanied him in all places he went, and witnesses in opposition to him typically modified their testimonies or refused to seem in court docket.
Dubey was taken in for questioning as a teen in early 2000s, after beating up some people in his village. However he was bailed by an area politician and no case was registered in opposition to him. From there he loved a meteoric rise in Uttar Pradesh’s felony underworld.
As an increasing number of circumstances have been registered in opposition to him, his standing continued to rise. However no prosecution was efficiently introduced. Dubey even dabbled in politics – each he and his spouse received native civil polls. A senior political reporter in Uttar Pradesh stated his ambition was to grow to be a state lawmaker, and he was attempting to formally enter politics on the time of his dying.
How did Dubey die?
Police say that he stole an officer’s gun and tried to flee, firing at officers as they known as for his give up. They are saying that they fired again, injuring him critically. He was declared lifeless inside minutes after police took him to the hospital.
It’s a acquainted story in Uttar Pradesh.
Police shootings, recognized regionally as “encounters”, have grow to be routine since Yogi Adityanath got here to energy within the state. The chief minister, from the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Get together, promised to enhance legislation and order within the state.
Greater than 1,000 encounters have been reportedly recorded in his first 12 months in energy. His opponents have accused the police underneath Mr Adityanath of utilizing extreme power.
Some on social media have raised doubts over Dubey’s dying, querying the official model of occasions, and asking why a suspect who reportedly surrendered to police would then try to flee, and the way he would be capable of take an officer’s gun.
Police stated he was arrested in a dramatic method from a temple complicated in Madhya Pradesh. However opposition events stated Dubey selected to publicly give up on the temple after efficiently escaping arrest for greater than per week.
Opposition politicians had urged the police to make sure Dubey was safely introduced in entrance of a court docket to face trial.
Skip Twitter publish by @ambkcsingh
Primary Q in #VikashDubeyEncounter – excessive worth prisoner have to be handcuffed, secured & escorted by giant police power. If he broke free, seized weapon(ordinary story) & ran, doesn’t it show gross lapse? So shouldn’t they face suspension/enquiry. If they’re lauded what does it imply?
— K. C. Singh (@ambkcsingh) July 10, 2020
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Have completely no sympathy for Vikas Dubey however why did he give up to the police if he needed to flee? 🤔🤔🤔🤔
— Anil Swarup (@swarup58) July 10, 2020
The case has been dominating headlines in India ever for the reason that shootout final Friday that led to the dying of eight cops. Two of Mr Dubey’s aides have been killed in clashes with the police since. And an inspector belonging to a police station close to Dubey’s village was arrested over allegations that he helped the fugitive.
Officers have been on the lookout for Dubey final week in reference to a earlier case after they have been fired on from a peak, they stated, resulting in heavy casualties.