Gangster Mukim Kala was among the three killed in a shootout at a jail in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot on Friday morning. Gangster-turned-MLA Mukhtar Ansari's aide Merajuddin, too, was killed in the clash in the jail.
The incident took place after the inmates clashed and one of them -- Anshu Dikshit -- shot dead the other two prisoners -- Merajuddin and Mukim Kala. Anshu Dikshit was later killed in an exchange of fire with jail officials.
According to the PTI, an argument had broken out between the jail inmates and when a jail staff tried to intervene, the inmate, who shot dead the other prisoners, snatched his service revolver. He also took five inmates’ prisoner and threatened to kill them.
The district magistrate and Chitrakoot SP were informed about the shootout at the jail. They reached the jail and asked Anshu Dikshit to surrender. The police fired at Anshu Dikshit when he refused to surrender and threatened to kill the five inmates.