BELLARY: Laxman Kapate, an undertrial who gave jail staff the slip on June 29 near VIMS Hospital, was killed in an encounter with the Andhra Pradesh police in Guntakal on Wednesday night. Confirming the development, F.A. Trasgar, Additional Superintendent of Police, Bellary, said Laxman was involved in several criminal offences, including dacoity, murder and rape here and in Andhra Pradesh. He was killed when he attempted to attack the police while trying to flee after snatching a chain in Guntakal, Mr. Trasgar said.

Laxman’s body was brought to his residence in Vinayak Nagar here on Thursday. — Staff Correspondent