Bhubaneswar, July 24: Hours after gangster Hyder was killed in an encounter, his wife accused the police killing her husband.
Speaking to media persons, the late gangster’s wife said, “Police took my husband out of the jail and killed him mid-way. They (police) are making false claims that my husband attempted to escape. The jailer and others are involved in the killing.”
Chest and head have never been the target of the police during encounters, she added.
“I came to know about my husband’s death from TV news. The government is responsible for his death,” she said.
Notorious gangster Sk Hyder who sustained bullet injuries in police encounter succumbed to his injuries at Balasore District Headquarters Hospital.
Hyder who was encountered while being shifted to Baripada jail from Choudwar has sustained two bullet injuries on his leg and stomach. The encounter took place at around 3.20 PM near Simulia in Balasore district.
“He asked our men to stop the vehicle to attend nature’s call. He later snatched away a pistol and tried to escape. Police opened fire to prevent him from escaping and in the process he sustained bullet injuries,” said Police Commissioner Saumendra Priyadarshi.
Hyder had earlier escaped from SCB Hospital on April 10 where he was undergoing treatment following which the Commissionerate police launched a search operation and nabbed Hyder from Telengana within 5 days with the help of Telengana police.