UP: Woman Held Hostage in Auto-rickshaw by 2 Men Rescued After Gunfight With Cops

UP: Woman Held Hostage in Auto-rickshaw by 2 Men Rescued After Gunfight With Cops

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A woman passenger held hostage in an auto-rickshaw by its driver and his accomplice was rescued after a hot chase by police leading to a gunfight that left the duo injured early on Wednesday in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida, officials said.

The gunfight broke out around 1 am in the Knowledge Park police station area. The 19-year-old woman had hailed the auto-rickshaw from Surajpur to go to Pari Chowk, from where she was supposed to take a bus to Agra but got forcibly held by the auto driver and his friend, they said.

"The local police had set up a checkpoint on Hindon Pusta road, where the station officer of the Knowledge Park police station intercepted an auto-rickshaw and signalled it to stop," Greater Noida's Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Vishal Pandey said.

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