I love the headline…
“Green” bandit killed after 32 years on the run
LUCKNOW (Reuters) – A notorious bandit known by many Indians as a local Robin Hood who defended forests against illegal loggers and poachers was shot dead Sunday in northern India after 32 years on the run, police said.
Shiv Kumar Patel, 56, also known as “Dadua,” was killed along with 10 other members of his gang in Uttar Pradesh state.
The bandit faced more than 200 criminal cases against him, including murder, extortion and kidnapping.
Many local villagers hailed him as a kind of Robin Hood. He would often rob the rich to feed the poor, particularly those belonging to his own low “kurmi” caste.