Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was on Friday shot dead by the police after he tried to escape following an accident involving one of the vehicles in the Special Task Force (STF) cavalcade overturned.
STF officials said there was an encounter as Vikas Dubey, arrested for killing eight policemen, tried to escape when the vehicle overturned.
Vikas Dubey was being brought back to Kanpur after he was nabbed in Madhya Pradesh’s Ujjain.
The STF vehicle overturned following heavy rains in the region near Kanpur’s Sachendi area.
Some policemen have also been injured in the accident and were taken to a hospital.
Vikas Dubey was arrested outside a temple in Ujjain on Thursday, ending a frantic and often frustrating manhunt for a fugitive behind one of the deadliest attacks on policemen in recent years.
He was being brought back to Kanpur.