Police in India kill 'top gangster' Neetu Dabodia

  • 25 October 2013
  • From the section India

Police in the Indian capital, Delhi, say they have killed a notorious gangster wanted in more than 50 cases of murder, extortion and kidnapping.

Surendra Malik, also known as Neetu Dabodia, was intercepted near a five-star hotel in south Delhi, senior police officer SN Srivastava said.

Two other men with Dabodia were also killed. Police say they were forced to return fire when they resisted arrest.

There was a cash reward of 100,000 rupees ($1,622; £1,000) for Dabodia.

One of the two men with Dabodia at the time was identified as Alok Gupta, the identity of the other man is yet to established, Press Trust of India quoted Mr Srivastava as saying.

Media reports quote police as saying the men tried to escape once they were surrounded and then opened fire. The men died on their way to hospital.

Police had received a tip-off about his movements, Mr Srivastava said.