Gangster shot dead in Kannauj

Kanpur: A 28-year-old alleged gangster, who was going to attend his case hearing in court, was shot dead near Gungpur in Kannauj district on Monday morning.
The deceased has been identified as Neelesh Kumar, son of Balakram, and a resident of Tehsipur under the limits of Sadar Kotwali police station of the district.
When Nilesh riding a motorcycle reached Gungpur turn, two miscreants stopped his bike and entered into an altercation with him. When one of them whipped out a firearm, Neelesh tried to escape but was shot by the assailants who fled from the scene. Neelesh, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, died on the spot.
SP Kannauj Prashant Verma, Circle Officer (City) Shiv Pratap Singh and officials of local police station rushed to the site. Police said they are suspecting that the murder was committed in revenge.
Last October, a villager was shot dead in the area, police said. Neelesh was arrested and police had invoked Gangster Act in that case. He was recently out on bail.
“Neelesh was going to court to attend hearing in connection with the gangster case when two gunmen waylaid him near Gungpur turn and shot him dead,” said Inspector Kotwali Vikas Rai.
Neelesh’s family members have given a complaint and a case has been registered, he added.


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