New Delhi: Gunmen indiscriminately opened fire on police in Kanpur area of Uttar Pradesh India, killing eight people, including a DSP.
According to Indian media, armed men ambushed on the roofs of houses in Kanpur area of Uttar Pradesh and indiscriminately opened fire on a police party, killing eight people, including DSP Devendra Mishra and sub-inspectors.
Media reports further stated that Kanpur police had reached a local village to arrest a suspected killer where armed men ambushed him.
Three sub-inspectors and four constables, including Deputy Superintendent of Police Devendra Mishra, were killed and seven others were injured in the attack.
Two assailants were also injured in the retaliatory firing of the police who were taken away by the accused.
Rescuers rushed the dead and injured to a nearby hospital where the condition of the four injured is said to be critical. A heavy contingent of police cordoned off the area after the incident but no arrests were made.
Police say bullet casings have been recovered from the roofs while raids are being carried out to nab the culprits.