DIBRUGARH, May 19 - Sanjay Das, the former SSB personnel who had fled after killing his wife, son and maternal uncle yesterday, was gunned down during a pre-dawn encounter today by police at Hukanpukhuri here (near Natungaon) under Borborooah PS.
Das was hiding inside an abandoned government structure in the area with his pistol and ammunition. After he was located in the area, the police reportedly tried to negotiate with him for nearly four hours till 3 am today.
�We persuaded him to surrender but he declined, and instead opened fire at our police team. We even used the �stun grenade� tactics to compel him to come out of his hideout. But he fired five to six rounds on our police team and in self-defence police resorted to fire and he was injured. He was taken to the Assam Medical College and Hospital, but the doctors declared him brought dead,� Additional Superintendent of Police Padmanabh Baruah told newsmen.
Police recovered the pistol, a loaded magazine, few live ammunition and some empty shells from the site.