Man who attacked woman cop on Saryu Express gunned down in police encounter in Ayodhya | Lucknow News

LUCKNOW: One of the accused in the brutal attack on woman GRP head constable on board the Saryu express was gunned down in an encounter with a joint team of Special Task Force (STF) and Ayodhya police.
Two of his accomplices were also injured in the exchange of firing by the raiding team in Inayat Nagar area of Ayodhya district on Friday.
Police said the accused identified as Anish Khan (30) was gunned down while his two aides Azad and Vishambhar Dayal Dubey were injured in the police cross fire and recuperating at the district hospital. All the three have criminal antecedents.
Special DG, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar said that joint police teams were working on the case since last three weeks and on Friday they got a whiff of the movement of the accused so started a chase near Inayatnagar. “Anish and his two aides were surrounded and warned to surrender but they opened fire on the police team, in retaliation aides of Anish, Azad and Vishambhar were held but Anish escaped who was later chased and finally killed in exchange of fire with police,” said Kumar.
SSP Ayodhya, Raj Karan Nayyar said that the three accused were into pick pocketing and they were caught red handed by the woman constable soon after they struck at her luggage on the fateful day on board Saryu Express train.
“The woman had slapped one the accused and this infuriated the trio who lunged at her and inflicted upon her cut wounds by blades they used in pickpocketing before fleeing,” said Nayyar.
The woman constable, who hails from Prayagraj, was posted at 181 Women Helpline Cell in Sultanpur. She was assigned duty for Sawan Mela in Ayodhya on August 30. She was found unconscious with multiple stab wounds in a general compartment of the Saryu Express at Ayodhya junction railway station.

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