Five suspects in Chennai bank robbery shot dead

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 23, 2012 02:34 hrs

Chennai: Five persons were today shot dead in an encounter for their alleged involvement in a bank robbery case here, police said.

"Five persons were shot dead around 1 am in connection with the bank robbery case," Commissioner of Police J K Tripathy told PTI.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team surrounded a house in Vandikaran Street in Velachery around 1 am and asked the suspects to come out, another police officer said.

The accused opened fire at the police injuring two inspectors.

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