ELLAH ABAD - A dacoit was killed by the firing of his own accomplices while a passerby injured in a shootout with police here the other night.

According to details, four armed dacoits had set up a picket on Kanganpur Road near graveyard to loot passengers. Meanwhile, someone informed the police about the dacoits through helpline 15. At which Ellahabad Police SHO ordered SI Haji Basheer Ahmad who was on patrol to reach the scene.

As soon as, the SI along with other policemen reached the spot, the bandits started firing on them. As a result a passerby identified as Muhammad Ismail received a bullet in the leg while a dacoit also got bullets fired by his accomplices and died instantly. In the meanwhile, his other accomplices fled the scene.

According to police, before death the dacoit disclosed the name of his ringleader Muhammad Arif Meo, a resident of Akikay. Later the deceased dacoit was identified as Awais, son of Hashim, a retired policeman and a resident of Hunjray Kalan. The injured was rushed to nearby hospital. The police registered an FIR and started investigation.