Ghaziabad Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for allegedly molesting and then strangling his seven-year-old niece to death, an official said on Sunday, adding that the accused even tried to flee after snatching the pistol of police personnel.
The accused was identified as Imran.
According to police, an information was received on Saturday regarding the incident following which an FIR was registered under appropriate sections and the accused was arrested.
“In this process, the accused was taken to MMG Hospital for a medical examination. After undergoing the medical examination, while bringing the accused back, he attempted to snatch a pistol from a police officer present with him and fired shots during this attempt,” said a senior police official.
“In response to this threat, the police resorted to retaliatory firing, and the accused was hit in the leg, causing him to be injured. The injured accused has been sent to the hospital for treatment. Preliminary legal action is underway,” the official added.
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