Five murders in three districts shake Bihar on bloody Thursday
Five men, including a Janata Dal (United) worker, were killed by unidentified assailants in four separate incidents in Bihar on Thursday.
While a father and son duo were killed in Gopalganj, two deaths were reported in Aurangabad and one in the Samastipur district, police said.
A Baidyanath Chandravansi, a worker of ruler JD (U) was beaten to death on National Highway 2 near Munsi Bigha village, just 500 meters from the area of Muffasil Police Station in Aurangabad district.
According to eyewitnesses, the incident occurred around 5.30 am when Chandravansi was on his way to relieve himself. The malefactors intercepted him and beat him mercilessly. He was rushed to the Sadar hospital by locals and passersby, where he was pronounced dead by doctors.
The angry locals then blocked the NH-2 and disrupted vehicular traffic for more than three hours. When the police team arrived at the scene to appease the mob, they drove them off. Later, he rushed to reinforce the police to control the mob. “A case has been brought against eight people in this regard,” said subdivision police officer (SDPO) Amit Kumar.
In another incident in Aurangabad district, a clothing merchant, Saklesh Yadav (38), was shot and killed in the village of Mahandipur. Police said the incident occurred when Yadav arrived at his store and tried to park his vehicle. A group of criminals, allegedly led by one Muni Sharma, arrived there and shot him at point-blank range, killing him on the spot.
Following the incident, merchants lowered the shutters in protest. Daudnagar SDPO Rajkumar Tiwary said raids were under way to catch the culprits.
In Gopalganj, one Ramiqbal Tiwari and his son Mukesh Tiwari were stabbed to death near their home in the village of Kamlapatti-Phulwariya, in the area of the Kuchaikot police station.
Police said the assailants attacked them after they objected to some drunken people creating nuisance. The father and son were killed instantly, while their relative Sunil Pandey was injured and admitted to Gopalganj Sadar hospital.
In Samastipur district, Devi Lal Mahto, 35, was shot and killed in Rampura Bandh, below the Kalyanpur Police Station. The locals chased and caught one of the assailants and handed him over to the police after beating him.
The incident occurred when Mahto was on his way home. In Rampura Bandh, three motorcycle assailants intercepted him and shot him in the head and stomach. He was immediately taken to hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
Angry locals blocked the main Samastipur-Darbhanga highway near Gopalpur and disrupted vehicular traffic.