Ex­Ran­veer Sena area com­man­der among three killed

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - - Nation - Pra­sun K Mishra ht­patna@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Three per­sons, in­clud­ing a top leader of the out­lawed pri­vate mili­tia Ran­veer Sena, were gunned down in Ro­htas dis­trict of south­west Bi­har.

Po­lice said for­mer Ran­veer Sena area com­man­der Dhanji Singh and his two body­guards were shot dead near Dur­ga­pur vil­lage in Sasaram mu­fas­sil po­lice sta­tion area, 151 km south­west of Patna, on Tues­day night.

The two other de­ceased have been iden­ti­fied as Mantu Singh, a res­i­dent of Sa­he­jani vil­lage in neigh­bour­ing Bho­jpur dis­trict as well as Shashikant Ti­wary, a res­i­dent of vil­lage Kurri in Nokha po­lice sta­tion area of Ro­htas.

Ro­htas SP Manav­jeet Singh Dhillon said: “Dhanji and his aides left Naran vil­lage at about 7pm in an SUV and were shot dead in the ve­hi­cle. The bod­ies were later thrown by the side of a canal.”

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