ibnlive » India

Aug 31, 2009 at 11:45am IST

Two criminals shot dead in UP town

Ghaziabad: Two men were shot dead after they hijacked a car and opened fire at an Uttar Pradesh Police party in the Khoda locality in Ghaziabad, a senior officer said on Monday.

The men, who are yet to be identified, hijacked the car from a doctor at gun point late on Sunday.

"Three men stopped a doctor in Mohan Nagar locality here. The criminals were in a Santro car. Two of them, after threatening the doctor, got into his Maruti Swift car and fled," Senior Superintendent of Police Akhil Kumar told IANS.

CROSSFIRING: The two men had hijacked a doctor's car at gunpoint and fled.

The doctor then called the police helpline number 100 and a police team started following them.

"When the police tried to intercept them, they opened fire. The two men were then killed in cross firing. Two country made pistols were recovered from the hijacked Maruti car.

The third man who was driving the Santro escaped. A hunt is on to nab him," Kumar adde