Ganjam: Notorious criminal Babu Nayak, who was injured in police encounter in Karadabani Forest under Jagannathprasad police limits in Ganjam district today afternoon, died at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital in Berhampur.
Around 20 criminal cases were pending against him in different police stations in Berhampur and Ganjam police districts.
Bhanjanagar police nabbed Babu along with his associate following an encounter in Karadabani Forest under Jagannathprasad police limits in Ganjam district today afternoon.
Police seized two pistols and a motorcycle from his possession. Babu was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital, Berhampur. He died at the hospital while undergoing treatment there.
Notably, Babu managed to flee from the MKCG a few months ago while he was undergoing treatment amid police security. At that time five police personnel were suspended.
In the wee hours of Tuesday another dreaded criminal Ananta Kumar Machhua was arrested follwing a police encounter near Gudidhepa in Khallikote here.