Mallikarjun Bande, the police sub-inspector of Station Bazar Police Station in Gulbarga, who had been shot at point-blank range by a rowdy, succumbed to his injuries in Hyderabad last night.
The doctors at the Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital in Hyderabad declared him dead at 12.45 a.m.
He had been injured in a shoot out with Munna, known as ‘Sharp Shooter’ in criminal circles last week. The rowdy was killed in the encounter and two more police officers received bullet injuries.
Bande had been admitted to Basaveshwar Hospital with critical injuries to his head and was later shifted to Hyderabad.
The incident occurred when a crime team raided a house on Dargah Road following a tip-off that Munna was in possession of illegal arms and staying there. He was also suspected to have been involved in a daylight armed robbery at a private finance company in the city recently.
Police returned fire when Munna shot at them. He suffered multiple bullet wounds and is said to have died on the way to hospital. Based out of Mumbai, he used to visit Gulbarga periodically in connection with his underworld activities.