Gurgaon: Two criminals were shot dead
Friday night while two of their accomplices managed to escape in an
encounter with police which ensued when they took eight
members of a family hostage in Palam Vihar area of the
district, a top police officer said.
Eight members of a family, including two children, were
taken hostage in their house by the four criminals.
However, one of the hostages managed to call the police,
which immediately reached the spot and asked the criminals to
release the family.
The criminals opened fire on the police team which fired
back killing two of them. However, two others managed to
escape, Police Commissioner (Gurgaon) Surjit Singh Deswal
said, adding two country-made pistols, a knife and a mobile
phone were recovered from the deceased.
All the hostages were safely rescued, he said.
House owner Anoop Chaturvedi said that the four
criminals barged into the house when they opened the main door
for their son, who had returned home from work at 9.30 pm.
Meanwhile, sources claim that the criminals were seven
in number and three of them had escaped from the area in a
The car was found abandoned in a nearby locality, they
Police suspect that the criminals forced their entry into
the house with a motive to rob the family.