Patna: A 35-year-old sand dealer was shot dead by unidentified armed criminals in Jehanabad district, around 60km south of Patna, late on Friday night.
Police said the incident took place around 10.30pm when the sand dealer, Amarjeet Tiwari, was returning home at Adarsh Nagar from the local market on foot. The assailants intercepted him at gun point and pumped three bullets into his body, leading to his death.
Amarjeet, a resident of Baliari village under the jurisdiction of Masaurhi police station in Patna rural, was living in a rented house with his family to look after his business. Jehanabad sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Prashant Bhushan Srivastava said that the reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained.
Jehanabad Town police station house officer (SHO) Satyendra Kumar Shahi said the assailants were waiting near a brick kiln for Amarjeet and fired at him from close range when he was returning to his rented accommodation. He was rushed to the Sadar hospital where he was declared brought dead.
Amarjeet’s body was handed over to his family after post-mortem on Saturday.
“Efforts are underway to nab the assailants,” he said, adding that the case would be solved at the earliest. The SHO said business rivalry could be one of the reasons behind the murder.
The residents of Baliari village in Patna rural got agitated over the incident and threatened to launch an agitation if the killers were not arrested soon.
“The incident has left every one shattered at his native village. Amarjeet had no enmity with anybody here,” said a resident Anil Kumar.
Kumar, who runs a departmental store at Masaurhi Bazaar, said fear psychosis has gripped members of the trading community both in Masaurhi and Jehanabad, following Amarjeet’s murder. The residents demanded immediate arrest of the killers.
Courtesy: The Telegraph