The Farrukhabad hostage crisis involving the kidnap of 23 children ended up while they returned to their homes safe on Thursday. Nine hours of rescue operation came to an end with the Uttar Pradesh police taking down the armed Kidnapper. Into details, a murder convict Subhash Batham took 23 children, hostage, after inviting them for a birthday party at his house in a village at Farrukhabad. It all began with Subhash refusing to send back kids followed by opening fire at the villagers who tried to enter his house. Upon the information, Quick Response Team (QRT) along with Special Operation Group (SOG) team reached the village who tried to bring out the kids safe.
Tensions rose high with suspect Subash Batham threatening the police forces to blow up the place. However, nine hours of rescue operation ended up with police barging into the house shooting him dead. Minutes later, the UP police declared the suspect dead and that all the children are safe. “ While we tried to enter, he opened fired on us and in exchange our team got him down,” said Uttar Pradesh DGP O.P Singh. The wife of the suspect also died after she was lynched by a mob of angry villagers when she attempted to flee the spot. The police revealed that they have found a large cache of guns and gunpowder from Subhash’s house. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced an award of ₹10 lakh for the UP Police team that successfully carried out the rescue operation.