Balasore24/7/21: Notorious gangster Hyder, who was critically injured in an encounter near Balasore’s Simulia this afternoon, succumbed to his injuries.
He was taken to Balasore DHH for immediate treatment however doctors declared him ‘brought dead. According to sources, the encounter broke out when he allegedly tried to flee from the police van while being taken to Baripada jail.
According to Twin City Police Commissioner Soumendra Priyadarshi, the gangster asked the jail staff accompanying him to stop the vehicle as he wanted to relieve himself.
However, as soon as the vehicle stopped, Hyder tried to snatch away the rifle of a guard and made a bid to run away. Following this Police were forced to open fire at him, he said.
The gangster was being shifted from Choudwar Jail in Cuttack to Baripada Jail amid tight security this afternoon. Midway near Simulia, he asked the cops to stop for a while to attend nature’s call at around 3.20 pm. In a bid to run away, he tried to snatch the service gun from the cop, who escorted him. To control the situation, a Sub-Inspector opened fire at the gangster leaving him injured, informed Cuttack DCP Prateek Singh at a presser. He suffered bullet injuries in his abdomen and was rushed to Balasore District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). He succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital, doctors said. Earlier in April this year, the gangster had escaped from SCB Hospital and was nabbed from Telangana after a 120-hour-long operation launched by the Commissionerate Police.