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Man wanted in dacoity killed in encounter by Andhra Police in Rajasthan

A woman was also killed after being hit by the car of the suspect which was being chased by the Andhra Police.

jaipur Updated: Oct 27, 2017 19:44 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Andhra Pradesh,Rajasthan,Police
Around 15 cases are registered against the suspect. (AFP)

A suspect wanted in a dacoity case was killed in firing by the Andhra Pradesh Police in Sanchore area of Jalore district on Friday. A woman was also killed after being hit by the suspect’s vehicle, which was being chased by the Andhra Police.

Additional superintendent of police, Jalore, Jasaram Bose said that a police team from Andhra Pradesh was here in the city to investigate a dacoity. The team was chasing a vehicle, which was being driven by the suspect, Bheem Singh. During an exchange of fire near Hadetar village, 8 km away from Sanchore town, Singh died.

Singh is a resident of Bheenmal, under Sanchore police station, was accompanied by Bharat Purohit, who too received a bullet injury and is undergoing treatment.

Bose said that there are around 15 cases registered against Singh in the district. He received two bullets –chest and arm. “We have recovered a country-made pistol from Singh’s vehicle, which had one round left,” he said.

Bose said that during the chase a 55-year-old woman was hit by the vehicle, who succumbed to injuries.

The Rajasthan Police said their Andhra counterparts did not inform them about the operation beforehand.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Oct 27, 2017 19:44 IST