Criminal killed in police firing while trying to escape custody in UP

Updated: Sep 20 2023 12:46AM

Shahjahanpur (UP), Sep 19 (PTI) A criminal was killed in an encounter when he tried to flee from police custody while being taken to a court here on Tuesday, an official said.

Sahwaz (35) had killed one Alok Kumar Gupta (36) and injured his family members, including two women and three children, on Monday when he entered his house in Katra area with the intention of committing a robbery, he said.

Arrested earlier in the day, the accused was being taken to a local court when he tried to flee, Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar Meena said.