Tamil Nadu Police has revealed the details of the encounter in which a chain snatcher from Jharkhand was shot dead in Kancheepuram on Monday.
The Tamil Nadu Police have disclosed details of the encounter in which a chain snatcher from Jharkhand was shot dead by Kancheepuram police on Monday.
Apart from this, another chain snatcher was captured by police in a 24-hour massive manhunt operation which was launched to nab them.
On Sunday, the duo had snatched a seven sovereign chain from a 55-year-old woman. When the people tried to catch the culprits, one of them fired in the air to threaten bystanders in Tamil Nadu’s Sriperambudur toll plaza. Both of them then entered Irungattukottai area covered in large bushes.
Kancheepuram police launched a manhunt in the area and even used three drones.
On Monday morning, when one of the accused came out of the area, he was caught by the police.
“Around 1 pm, police rounded up the second accused. When the team closed by, the accused attacked a police head constable with a knife, injuring his hand. The inspector had to open fire for self defence,” said DIG Satya Priya.
North Zone IG Santosh Kumar stated that the man who was killed in the encounter was identified as Murthaja Sheik from Jharkhand and the captured accused, Nain Akthar, had confessed to snatching chains in the area.
“The duo was doing daily wage jobs and they were staying in the Irungattukottai region. We identified that the gun carried by Murthaja was country made but it was of high-machine made quality. We are in the process of gathering further details,” said Santosh Kumar.
“House owners should get verified basic details and their whereabouts before renting their homes and they can share with police,” said Thiruvallur SP Varun Kumar.
Police recovered a gun with bullets, a pipe and several knifes from the two chain snatchers.
Source: India Today