According to reports, the deceased used to work as agent for the college and the gang members hailed from Bihar. The suspect used to bring in students from his hometown to college and earned a good commission for that, said reports. He later took shelter to robbery. [Read More: Chennai: 5 bank robbery suspects killed in police encounter].
Five bank robbery suspects were killed in a police encounter in Velachery, Chennai early morning on Thursday. [UPDATE: 5 killed; It was Murder not Encounter?]
The Police acting on a tip off surrounded a house in Vandikaran Street in Velachery at 1 am and asked the suspects to surrender themselves, said a police officer. The suspects, however, did not yield to the warnings and open fired injuring two inspectors.
Meanwhile, the police recovered Rs 14 lakhs in cash and 7 guns from spot where the men were killed.
It is suspected that same gang was involved in robbing other banks across the city and the matter is being looked into.