Noida, December 15
A rape suspect was arrested after he got injured in a gunfight with police in Noida on Thursday morning, a senior officer said.
The man, who was taken to a hospital for treatment after the encounter, is accused of raping a four-year-old girl, the officer said.
“A case was lodged at the Phase 2 police station on Wednesday. The suspect was at large. This morning, the police officials got a tip-off about the suspect’s possible movement near Sector 83 metro station,” Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Saad Miya Khan said.
“When the suspect was surrounded by a police team, he tried to escape by opening gunfire at the team. A gunfight ensued and he got injured in retaliatory firing by the police after which he was held,” Khan said.
Police seized a country-made pistol and some ammunition from him and took him to a hospital for treatment, the officer said.
The man, identified as Pramod Das, a native of Bihar, was on Wednesday booked under Section 376 (rape) of the IPC and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, the police said.
After the encounter, he was booked under the Arms Act and Section 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC, they added.