Two killed in shootout in Varanasi

Two killed in shootout in Varanasi

Varanasi: In a broad daylight shootout by some miscreants, two persons including an illegal arms dealer were killed, while one person was seriously injured in Chowkaghat locality in Jaitpura police station area on Friday morning. The miscreants fled from the scene after committing crime.

The killed persons were identified as a history sheeter of Cantt police station and resident of Khajuri locality Abhishek Singh Prince (36) and a local trolley man Balmiki Gautam (52). The injured person was identified as Deepak Gaud of Shivpur area.

According to reports, Abhishek and Deepak were coming from Mughalsarai area on a motorcycle when the miscreants opened indiscriminate firing on them near Kali Temple. Abhishek sustained three bullet injuries, while Deepak received one gunshot. They fell on the road. The trolley man, who was on his way, also sustained bullet injuries.
The injured persons were rushed to the hospital, where Abhishek and Balmiki were declared dead. Deepak, who sustained bullet injury on his spine, was admitted to a private hospital in Maldahiya area, where his condition was stated to be serious.

Two killed in shootout in Varanasi

Senior police officials including the SSP Amit Pathak and SP (city) Vikash Chandra Tripathi reached the shootout site after getting information. The police said that the matter is being investigated, and a manhunt has been launched to nab the miscreants. The footage of CCTV cameras in the localities are being examined to identify the miscreants.

According to police, prima facie it seems to be the fall out of some dispute in the trade of illegal arms.  Abhishek was wanted in 10 cases of crime. In July 2018 he was arrested by a joint team of Cantt police and crime branch. He was wanted in a murder case occurred in August 2017.

Meanwhile, the family members of the trolley man and local residents sat on dharna on the road demanding immediate arrest of the killers.




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