Kanpur: Vikas Dubey, dreaded gangster and prime accused in the killing of 8 police personnel in the Kanpur encounter case, has been killed in an encounter after UP STF's car carrying the criminal overturned when it was returning from Madhya Pradesh Ujjain to Kanpur today (July 10) amid heavy rainfall.

Doctors in the hospital where Vikas Dubey was rushed after he got injured have pronounced him dead.

Following the incident, Uttar Pradesh Police said four of their personnel were injured in the incident.

Four policemen were injured in the incident that occurred on Friday. Vikas Dubey has been killed in police encounter, confirmed Kanpur IG Mohit Agarwal.

"Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter when he tried to flee after road accident," IG, Kanpur Mohit Agarwal was quoted as saying by PTI.

“Dubey attempted to flee and snatch the pistol of an injured policeman after the car overturned. He then fired on the policemen and was injured in retaliatory firing and taken to hospital,” had said SP Kanpur West SP.

Dubey was then declared dead at hospital.

This was the sixth encounter by the UP Police in the Kanpur shootout case in the last seven days. Earlier, five associates of Dubey- Prem Prakash Pandey, Atul Dubey, Amar Dubey and Prabhat Misra and Bauan Dubey were gunned down in various encounters.

Dubey, wanted in connection with the Kanpur ambush in which eight policemen were killed, was arrested on Thursday after a week-long hunt.

Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has been briefed about Vikas Dubey encounter. Additional chief secretary (Home) Avneesh Awasthi and DGP reached the CM's residence on Friday morning and updated him about encounter details.