Prop­erty dealer shot dead in Phul­war­isharif

Hindustan Times (Ranchi) - - Front Page - Mukesh Ku­mar Mishra ht­patna@hin­dus­tan­times.com ■

PATNA:: Three uniden­ti­fied crim­i­nals shot dead a prop­erty dealer at his house in Phul­war­isharif sub-divi­sion of Patna on Fri­day.

Po­lice said three men fired at prop­erty dealer He­mant Ku­mar Sharma alias Babloo, 45, soon af­ter he came out of his house at Mahugupur vil­lage in Ja­nipur po­lice sta­tion area for morn­ing stroll. The in­ci­dent took place at 7.30 am, the po­lice said.

A po­lice of­fi­cer said the mo­tor­cy­cle-borne crim­i­nals fled af­ter the in­ci­dent. “Sharma was im­me­di­ately taken to a hos­pi­tal, where he was de­clared brought dead. He was the brother of Abha Devi, a for­mer mukhiya,” he said.

As the news of Sharma’s mur­der spread in the area, a large num­ber of peo­ple took to streets, de­mand­ing ar­rest of the killers. The sit­u­a­tion was brought un­der con­trol when lo­cal po­lice rushed to the spot and paci­fied the irate mob.

Lo­cals said Sharma had sur­vived an at­tack on his life around 25 days ago also. A case was then lodged with Ja­nipur po­lice sta­tion against the co-vil­lager Santu and Mantu. The lo­cals blamed po­lice in­ac­tion for the mur­der of Sharma..

Sta­tion house of­fi­cer (SHO) of Ja­nipur po­lice sta­tion Mo­han Prasad Singh said prima fa­cie, a

dis­pute over money seemed to be the rea­son be­hind for the mur­der. “The po­lice have de­tained some sus­pects for in­ter­ro­ga­tion,” he added.

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