July 04, 2020

Lawyer shot dead, suspicion on relatives

Patna: A 50-year-old lawyer of Patna City civil court, Satyendra Kumar, was shot dead by criminals in Patna City on Friday evening.

The incident took place around 7.30pm, when Satyendra was riding his motorbike back home at Mathani Tal under the jurisdiction of Mehadiganj police station on Friday. Initially, passers-by assumed that the lawyer had met with an accident as blood was oozing out from his neck and ear.

He was rushed to Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH), where he was declared brought dead. Post-mortem revealed that the lawyer had suffered bullet injuries, leading to his death.

The station house officer (SHO) of Mehadiganj police station, Ramshankar Kumar, said on Saturday that the lawyer’s body had been handed over to family members after post-mortem. However, the reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

Preliminary investigation hinted at the involvement of some family acquaintances in the killing. A bloodstained cap was recovered from Satyendra’s house on Saturday morning. “Bullet marks were found on the cap,” the SHO told The Telegraph over phone.

The lawyer’s wife, Kaushalya Devi, lodged an FIR with Mehadiganj police station in connection with the case. A police source said Satyendra had a dispute with close relatives over ancestral property, which could be one of the reasons behind the incident.

A CRPF havildar, Uttam Kumar Singh, was robbed of Rs 6 lakh in another incident near Kurthaul under the jurisdiction of Parsa Bazaar police station in Patna rural on Saturday evening.

Police said the incident took place when the CRPF official was riding a motorbike to a relative’s house at Sadanichak from his native Kalpa village in Jehanabad district. He had withdrawn money to buy a plot of land. Patna rural superintendent of police Lallan Mohan Prasad said efforts were on to trace the robbers with the help of CCTV footage.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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