Police Gun Down Dacoit In Guwahati For Trying To Flee Custody

Kumar had been accused of armed robbery by locals in Guwahati's Basistha Chariali area. They thrashed him and later handed him over to the police.
A alleged dacoit was killed in police firing in Guwahati | REPRESENTATIVE
A alleged dacoit was killed in police firing in Guwahati | REPRESENTATIVE

An alleged dacoit was gunned down in yet another incident of police firing in Guwahati on Tuesday night.

The incident took place at 13th mile near Jorabat last night.

According to reports, the dacoit, identified as Govind Kumar, succumbed to the bullet wounds.

Kumar had been accused of armed robbery by locals in Guwahati's Basistha Chariali area on Tuesday.

He was caught red-handed by the locals while attempting to rob Rs 3 lakhs off a person named T N Hira. They thrashed him and later handed him over to the police.

After the police took him into custody, they interrogated him to understand that he had help from another person in the robbery incident.

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Launching a manhunt against the second accused, police took Kumar along with them. However, he reportedly tried to flee from custody at the time.

As a result, police officials were left with no option but to fire at him. In the firing, Kumar was hit with two bullets, officials informed.

He was immediately rushed to Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) by the police following the incident, where he succumbed to his injuries after being treated on for a while.

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