Gangstar Vikas Dubey was killed in an encounter with police and STF in Kanpur early Friday, eight days after the Bikru village incident where eight policemen were killed.
The encounter took place near Sachendi area, two kms off the district headquarters, according to Indian media.
The incident took place when one of the three police vehicles taking Vikas to Kanpur from Ujjain, where he was arrested, overturned following heavy rains near Sachendi on the highway.
Vikas Dubey was killed when he attempted to flee by snatching the pistol of an injured policeman after the car carrying him overturned on highways, said SP west Anil Kumar while talking to reporters.
Police tried to make him surrender, during which he opened fire at them.