Two criminals, with a reward of Rs 25,000 each on their heads, were gunned down in a police encounter in Meerut's Kanker Khera on Monday. The criminals suffered bullet injuries and were taken to the hospital where they were declared dead.
The criminals, who have a long criminal history, have been identified as Himanshu alias Narsi and Dheeraj.
"These criminals were previously accused of killing a bride travelling on Meerut Highway," said Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Singh.
Six armed men, in two cars, had intercepted the marriage party on April 27 while it was on its way back. Newlywed Mehvish Parveen (known as Farhana to her family) was killed on Meerut Highway after she resisted the robbers. Jewellery worth lakhs and a car was also looted from them.