24-year-old man held over a month after killing a woman
A team of the Ghaziabad police and Special Operation Group (SOG) on Tuesday evening arrested a 24-year-old murder accused after a brief gunfight over a month after shooting dead a woman. He received a gunshot wound in his right lower limb when the encounter took place in the evening on a road connecting Ganga Canal road to Painga village in the district.
Country-made pistol recovered from the accused's possession
The injured criminal has been identified as Rohit, a native of Sherpur village in the district. A reward of Rs. 25,000 was declared on his head by the SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police) for his arrest, SP (Rural) Iraj Raja said, adding that a country-made pistol and live cartridges of .315 bore along with a motorbike have been recovered from his possession.
Police has been trying to nab him since July 8
Following a tip-off, police tried to intercept a bike-borne suspect but the accused opened fire at the police personnel. In retaliatory firing, Rohit sustained bullet wounds and was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police has been trying to nab him since July 8 as he was wanted in a murder case. Last month, Rohit tried to forcibly marry a woman.
Rohit had opened fire and left the girl's sister-in-law dead
He entered her house in Sherpur village of Niwari Police Station area and tried to take her with him. The woman, Neha, and her family members opposed. In a fit of rage, Rohit opened fire at them using a country-made pistol that left Neha's sister-in-law Pavitra dead. He ran away from the spot and police had been on the lookout to arrest him.