On Sunday, Police SP of Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur, Ajay Pal Sharma shot an accused of child rape with three bullets during an encounter. The accused, Najib, who is currently under medical supervision had allegedly kidnapped and raped a girl of six years of age.
The victim was missing for more than a month before her dead body was recovered by the police on Saturday.
During investigation, police found the accused Najib. However he open fired at the police in attempts to escape. This led to police firing back in retaliation. During the altercation, SP Ajay Pal Sharma neutralised Najib by shooting three bullets on him.
There has been an increase in numbers of police encounters in Uttar Pradesh, ever since Yogi Adityanath took over as the Chief Minister. There have been more 3027 encounters in UP under Yogi Adityanath’s regime, in which 80 criminals died while around 850 endured injuries.