Lucknow: A chase for two chain snatchers by the police in Rae Bareli turned awry on Friday night when a youth was shot dead in a shootout, police said on Saturday.

The incident happened when a team of Special Operations Group (SOG) was pursuing two chain snatchers in Lodhipur Uttrawan village.
Rae Bareli is 77 km from Lucknow. When the duo abandoned their vehicle on a roadside and escaped in the fields, the police opened fire in which a 22-year-old youth, Dharmendra, was killed.

Angry villagers vented their ire on a policeman and thrashed him. The condition of the cop is serious and has been admitted to the trauma centre in lucknow.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Love Kumar has suspended SOG in-charge O.P. Chauhan and police constable Chote Lal.

A case has been registered against the two policemen in the Lalganj police station, the SP told. Rae Bareli is the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.


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