Two notorious rowdies were shot dead by police in an encounter when they attacked the latter during a vehicle check in Madurai on Tuesday, police said.
Kalamandaiyan and Kaviarasu, allegedly involved in various robberies and rape cases, hacked Sub-Inspector Thennarasu and Constable Ganesan with sickles when they were stopped for vehicle check at a checkpost, they said.
Police then opened fire, killing the rowdies.
The SI and the constable suffered injuries in the attack and had been admitted to the Government Rajaji Hospital where
their condition was stable, police said.