Notorious gangster shot dead in encounter

A notorious rowdy was shot dead in an encounter with the police at Karipatti village in Salem district of Tamil Nadu on Thursday. Police, who were in search of history sheeter Kathirvel for the last few years, on a tip off rushed to Kariampatti in Salem to nab him.As police raided the place, Kathirvel attempted to attack them, following which police opened fire at him.

Resisting his arrest, Kathirvel attacked the police party with a sickle and hurt a policeman. The police in self defence shot Kathirvel who died on the spot. The injured policeman has been admitted to a hospital. The Salem police were trying to arrest Kathirvelan who was involved in several criminal activities including robbery and murders.