Man killed by police as he tried to escape from cops in India

An Indian man who tried to flee from police has been killed in Uttar Pradesh, a police official said.

The official told AFP that the man was killed on Thursday morning in the village of Bhilwara near Gwalior, Uttar Pradesh.

“There is a man with a gunshot wound to his head who was lying in the middle of the road.

Police said he was shot at about 6.45am and taken to the hospital,” the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.”

We have sent the body for post-mortem to ascertain the cause of death.”

Bhilwars family was informed of the death, which has not been officially confirmed, the official added.

Bhilek, a resident of Gwalor district, was on his way to his father’s house in Gwalori village in Gurgaon district to attend a wedding when he was stopped by police in a car.

Police said the driver of the car, a constable, approached the man in the vehicle and threatened him with arrest.

“He was not wearing any outer garments and was wearing jeans, a black shirt and sandals.

When he was arrested, the constable said that he had been shot by the driver, who had been firing at the vehicle,” a police officer told AFP.”

The constable told us that he was trying to flee the area and had a gun,” the officer said.

Bihar police said it has received information that Bhilek had a pistol with him at the time of the shooting.

The incident came to light when police in the neighbouring state of Bihar found a bullet casing in Bhilwa’s car.

“As the case is still being investigated, we have no further information about the identity of the driver,” the state police said in a statement.

Bhattarai Singh, a member of the Congress-led Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), said the party was investigating the incident.

“What happened is an unfortunate incident and the state government must take action,” Singh told AFP, adding that the RJD will also investigate the case.