(NEW DELHI, India.) JUST IN: Hostage taker serving a life sentence for murder was out on parole and kidnapped around 20 women and children in a house in Uttar Pradesh after a 10-hour-standoff he was shot dead and all hostages released safely, but later villagers but later villagers stormed house of hostage-taker and killed his wife #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Feb.01: Police shot dead a man holding around 20 women and children hostage at his house in northern India after a 10-hour standoff, state officials said on Friday: The hostages who were held at gunpoint were safe, principal secretary home Awanish Kumar Awasthi said after the raid at the house in a village in Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh state……….The hostage taker was serving a life sentence for murder and was out on parole, he added: Two policemen and a villager were injured in the rescue operation.

Police kill man holding 20 women and children hostage in north India Reuters

After the siege, a group of incensed villagers stormed the house where the children had been kept and attacked the hostage-taker’s wife, Awasthi said: The woman died from her injuries early on Friday, he said.

The abduction took place after the man had invited some children and women from the village to his house, saying he was throwing a birthday party for his daughter: Police said his motive for holding the children was not clear.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Feb.01: 2020: Reuters: Reporting by Saurabh Sharma; Writing by Aftab Ahmed; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani and Lincoln Feast.

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