Police gun down two robbers in Ghaziabad

March 4th, 2009 - 11:32 am ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, March 4 (IANS) Two men who robbed and beat up a victim in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad town early Wednesday were killed by police within hours, but two others escaped with the loot, an official said.
Superintendent of Police Anant Dev told IANS that the robbers were shot dead in Indirapuram locality, adjacent to the national capital, around 4.30 a.m.

Dev said four criminals riding in a Qualis car seriously injured a man and robbed him at about 1.30 a.m. After that they dumped the unconscious man near Haj House in Sahibabad.

When the victim, identified as Naushad, regained consciousness, he dragged himself to the main road and was spotted by a police patrol vehicle.

On the basis of Naushad’s complaint, police chased the criminals and managed to gun down two of them. The others managed to escape with the money they had stolen from Naushad.

Dev said two pistols and a knife were recovered from the Qualis.

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