Notorious Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey's wife has reacted to his encounter by police on Friday. Dubey's wife Richa who came to Kanpur's Bhairoghat to attend his cremation was asked about her husband's wrong deeds and whether he deserved such an end, she said, "Yes, yes, yes. Vikas did wrong and he deserved this fate."

Vikas Dubey was killed by police in an encounter after he allegedly tried to flee from their custody while being taken to Kanpur from Ujjain. According to the police, the car in which Dubey was being taken to Kanpur overturned on an isolated stretch of the highway on the outskirts of the city. After the accident, Dubey allegedly snatched a police pistol and killed in cross-fire.

He was cremated in Kanpur, where his brother-in-law Dinesh Tiwari performed his last rites in the presence of his wife Richa and son, Superintendent of Police, Rural, Brijesh Srivastava told reporters. The gangster was the main accused in last week's ambush in which eight policemen were killed.

After the last rites, Richa and her son were taken to an undisclosed location by police. Earlier, Vikas' father Ram Kumar Dubey had refused to perform his last rites and termed the police action right. "Whatever police did was right," he had said earlier in the day.

Dinesh Tiwari, who performed the last rites, was earlier detained for questioning by the police immediately after the killing of eight policemen, including Deputy SP Devendra Kumar Mishra.

The cremation was performed amidst heavy police presence. Heavy police force headed by SP city East, Raj Kumar Agarwal, was deployed around Bhairoghat . Principal of Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthi Medical College, Dr RB Kamal had told mediapersons that Dubey was brought dead to the hospital.

"Dubey sustained four bullet injuries, three in the upper part (chest) and one in the hand," Kamal had said.

Dubey's other relatives and neighbours shunned the gangster in his death and did not turn up for cremation, despite police request.

(With PTI inputs)

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