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Jail escapee shot dead

Fatehpur, February 24
The police gunned down an absconding prisoner in an encounter in the Lalauni area here on Tuesday morning. Superintendent of Police Chandra Dev Tiwari said the police swooped down on two criminals while they were allegedly planning to loot trucks on the highway.

However, the duo fired at the cops and in the ensuing encounter Srilal was killed, while the other, Kevat, managed to flee. Mr Tiwari said the duo had escaped from the district prison by scaling the walls last week. UNI
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