Two Accused Of Taxi Driver’s Murder In Auraiya Injured In Encounter, Arrested | Kanpur News


Kanpur: Two murder accused were arrested following an encounter with Auraiya police on Sunday morning. The two acccused were involved in the murder of a taxi driver on December 23, 2021, night in Auraiya.
On the basis of specific inputs, police had cordoned off the Pratappura overbridge on Kanpur-Etawah highway to nab the accused at around 9am on Sunday. As soon as the bike-borne accused came across the police team, they opened fire and tried to escape. However, the accused got injured in the retaliatory firing by police. They have been admitted to a nearby Community Health Centre.
According to police, on December 24, the body of a 30-year-old man was found lying in the mustard fields in Bhikham Nagar village on Babarpur-Sikrodi road in the Ajitmal Kotwali police station area. The body had injury marks and its right hand and legs were tied. Besides, a screwdriver was found pierced in the throat of the deceased, said police.
“A car was recovered a few metres away. The body was later identified as of a taxi driver Mukesh, son of Dharampal Babaria, a native of Jakhopur, district Gurugram in Haryana,” said police.
During investigation, the police procured footage of the CCTV installed at Anantram Toll plaza which showed two persons travelling in the car with Mukesh after which a search was launched to nab them. The arrested accused were identified as Kishan Singh and Veer Singh.
Superintendent of Police Abhishek Verma said that Mukesh was murdered on the night of December 23 and his body was found on the next day.
“The accused were injured in encounter and have been admitted to the Community Health Centre. Keshav suffered injuries in the right leg while Veer Singh was hit in the left leg. After they were given first aid at the CHC, the police took their statements. Keshav, son of Ram Singh of Mudaina Rupshah Kotwali Ajitmal told investigators that Veer, son of Ram Avtar Singh of Masoodpur police station Achhalda is his maternal uncle. Both had booked a taxi from Gurugram and murdered the driver near Anantram toll plaza with the intention of robbery. Interrogation of both the accused is underway,” said the SP.
50-year-old man beaten to death: A 50-year-old watchman Pappu Valmiki was beaten to death in the Mungisapur area of Kanpur Dehat district late Saturday night. The family suspects the hand of a village man over old enmity.
Satyam Katiyar of Hathuma, owns an animal farm which Pappu Valmiki of the village used to guard.
CO Shiva Thakur said,” The body has been sent for the post-mortem examination, and investigations are continuing.





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