Shivpuri(MP), Oct 12 (UNI) Dacoit leader Gangaram Rawat alias Motu, who carried a reward of Rs 10,000, was shot dead in an encounter with the police in forest near Dhehgaon village in Satanwada police station area in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district in the wee hours today, police said.
The gang, led by Motu(26) and his two brothers -Mohar Singh and Raju Rawat-, were encountered by the police when they were on a mission to kidnap village Sarpanch Hiralal. Police reached there on a tip-off.
Other members of the gang managed to escape, while police recovered a pistol and a rifle from the spot.
Motu hailed from Bil-Badamata village in Sirsod police station area.