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J&K | Gangster Shot Dead In Encounter With Police, Injured Officer Dies During Treatment


, Apr 3: A gangster has been shot dead in an exchange of fire with police near Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Jammu and 's Kathua, officials said on Wednesday.
Probationary Sub-Inspector Deepak Sharma, who suffered head injuries during the encounter, died during treatment on Wednesday, they said, adding that a special police officer was also injured.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of officials chased gangsters Vasudev, a key accused in a murder case registered at Ramgarh police station, which led to an exchange of fire near the Government Medical College hospital around 10.30 pm on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.
Vasudev was killed in the encounter while one of his associates was injured, she added.
Deepak Sharma was injured in the head while 40-year-old Special Police Officer Anil Kumar also suffered injuries. They were initially admitted to GMC Hospital in Kathua and later taken to Amandeep Hospital in Pathankot, the spokesperson said.
Sharma died during treatment on Wednesday. His body has been taken to GMC hospital in Kathua, she added.
In a post on X, LG Manoj Sinha wrote, I salute the valour & indomitable courage of PSI Deepak Sharma, who made supreme sacrifice while valiantly fighting & neutralising a most wanted gangster in Kathua. His supreme sacrifice will remain etched in our hearts. Deepest condolences to the family of martyr Deepak Sharma.
The nation stands in solidarity with martyr's family & @JmuKmrPolice, whose dedication, resilience & courage in battling variety of challenges & adversaries continue to inspire us. Every drop of blood of our martyr will be avenged and we are committed to create a fear-free J&K.

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