Berhampur: Dreaded criminal Anant Kumar Machhua alias Mani, who was injured in an encounter with police near Gudidhepa in Khallikote area of Odisha’s Ganjam district early this morning, died at a hospital here in the evening.
Machhua was initially admitted to a hospital in Khallikote and later shifted to the MKCG Medical College & Hospital here for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The incident took place around 4.45 AM while he was travelling on a motorcycle and police tried to intercept him. He attempted to escape but sustained bullet injuries on his right leg during firing by policemen.
More than ten criminal cases are pending against Machhua, who hails from Madhupur village under Ranpur police limits in Nayagarh, at various police stations in Khordha, Nayagarh and Ganjam districts, police sources said.