Police kill ‘robber’ in Rohini encounter

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Police said they came to know of this change of plan through their informers. The white Scorpio, which belonged to Mohan's brother, was spotted in Rohini around 11.45 pm.

When police signalled the car to stop, Mohan, who was in the driver's seat sped away. He allegedly began to ram the police vehicles ahead of him and also opened fire. Police immediately relaitated and one of their shots punctured the Scorpio's tyre.

"We were able to corner the Scorpio near the divider of Sector 16 and 17, but the accused kept firing from inside the car. We fired in retaliation and three bullets hit Mohan," Sharma said.

He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to injuries, she said.

Police said while Mohan was unable to flee as he was on the driver's seat, the other two accused managed to escape.

"There was a huge park adjacent to the road where the shootout occurred. Mohan's associate got down from the car and ran towards the park and escaped," police said.

A 9 mm pistol and a country-made pistol were recovered from the car. Police said the gang had recently targeted the house of an elderly and decamped with valuables. A case was registered at the KN Katju Marg police station.

This is the second encounter in less than a month. A person was killed in an encounter in Pitampura on January 19, when a Meerut-based cattle lifting gang tried to evade police on the Outer Ring Road.

A convicted criminal, say Police

New Delhi:Police said Mohan Kumar, who was gunned down in a police encounter in Rohini Sector-17, Outer Delhi, late Wednesday night was booked in nine cases, including that of kidnapping, robbery and several cases under Excise Act.

He was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in Mongolpuri in 2006. He was released from prison in May 2012.

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