Sarla Devi, mother of Vikas Dubey, the main accused in the murder of eight policemen in Kanpur, on Thursday, said that she found out about his arrest through the television.
"The kids were watching TV and I overheard his name and found out that he had been arrested," Sarla Devi said.
She also said that his in-laws are in Madhya Pradesh and added, "He visits the Mahakal Temple every year. Lord Mahakal has saved his life."
When asked if she had an appeal for the authorities on what to do with Dubey, Sarla Devi said, "It doesn't matter what I say, the government is going to do what is appropriate."
Kanpur encounter main accused Vikas Dubey was arrested in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh earlier on Thursday.
SEE: How Vikas Dubey's mother reacted to his arrest
Bahua Dubey and Prabhat Mishra, close aides of Dubey, were killed in separate encounters in Etawah and Kanpur respectively.
Shyamu Bajpai, also an aide to Dubey, was arrested by Chaubeypur police following an encounter on Wednesday. He carried a reward of Rs 25,000.
Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force had gunned down Vikas Dubey's close aide Amar Dubey in Hamirpur district, earlier on Wednesday.