Bike snatcher gunned down

May 19th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, May 19 (IANS) Police Tuesday shot dead one of the two men who had snatched a farmer’s motorcycle in Hapur town of Ghaziabad district, after they opened fire at the police,
According to superintendent of police (rural) K.K. Asthana, two criminals had snatched the motorcycle from a farmer, Satvir who had come to buy medicines from Hapur town of the district. Satvir informed the police, who traced the two to Asoda area of the town.

On being asked to stop, the criminals fired at the police team, which retaliated, killing one of the thieves while his accomplice succeeded in fleeing from the spot.

The killed criminal has not been identified so far, Asthana said.

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