"4 policemen were injured in the accident today".
"The police team caught up and surrounded him and tried to get him to surrender, but he refused and started firing. Four of our men are also injured", Kanpur police inspector general Mohit Agarwal told reporters.
Dubey had been in the news ever since he and his associates killed eight policemen on July 3 in Bikru village in Kanpur. Dubey was taken to the emergency ward of the Hallett Hospital in blood-soaked condition, where doctors confirmed his death. He was killed after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials.
Eight police personnel were killed in the encounter.
Yogi Adityanath, since taking over as chief of Uttar Pradesh, has supported police encounters to curb crime in the state. In fact, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday asking it to ensure Dubey's safety.
The gang leader finally gave himself up in a temple in Madhya Pradesh state on Thursday.
Dubey, often described as one of the most notorious criminals in Uttar Pradesh, had more than 60 cases pending against him, including murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, arson, and rioting. Three alleged accomplices of Vikas Dubey were arrested after a raid at a house in Faridabad.
A nationwide manhunt was launched, during which five of Dubey's associates - including his bodyguard nephew - were killed. He was being taken to Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur from Madhya Pradesh, where he had been arrested on July 9.
"Why wasn't he in handcuffs or chained while he was being taken in the vehicle? At its worst, an attempt to save bosses in case criminal-police- politician nexus is exposed!" Scroll.in could not independently verify the veracity of this video. He said Dubey died in an exchange of gunfire.
Dubey was said to have good political connections.
The police then opened fire on Vikas Dubey in self-defence.
It is curious that a gangster in hiding made a decision to expose himself at a crowded temple.
Vikas was shot dead, like many of his accomplices who, according to the police, had also tried to escape from custody.
Why was the media blocked?
Meanwhile, the Opposition sought a CBI probe into the killing of the policemen and against those involved in leaking the police's plans.
The "indirect" attack from Priyanka on the ruling government in Uttar Pradesh comes after the UP Special Task Force killed Vikas Dubey during an encounter near Barra, 17 kilometres from Kanpur. They say that they fired back, injuring him seriously. Had he been alive, his testimony could have indicted several others who were responsible for the killing of eight policemen in Kanpur, opined many.