PATNA: In a daring incident, unidentified assailants shot dead a Patna civil courtroom attorney Harendra Rai (55) close Sarari village beneath Naubatpur police station area in Bihar’s western Patna in broad daylight on Tuesday. Rai was on his way to court once the killing happened.
Rai was likely to court by his home at village Alipur beneath the Naubatpur police station region only when he had been intercepted and killed at about 10. 30am.
Authorities stated that two three bike-borne offenders had begun trailing him shortly after he left the village. Authorities said offenders intercepted Rai in a secluded location near Sarari.
They stated it sounds Rai ceased his bicycle in the roadside on interception and offenders shot him chest leading his place death. Authorities said no vacant cartridge was recovered in the place.
“Criminals had fired Rai from very close range as bullets had pierced through his torso,” a police officer said.
Town SP (West) Ashok Mishra also dashed spot and afterwards went to Rai’s house for evaluation.
Mishra reported that the murdered attorney’s family members told authorities they had older enmity with a nearby family.
“They’re the prime defendant in Rai’s murder. Investigation is happening and authorities are documenting statements of household members,” SP said.
Naubatpur police channel Samrat Deepak Kumar reported that Rai earlier utilized to practice Danapur sub-divisional court. “In the past couple of decades, he also started practising at Patna civil court and utilized to deal with a high number of excise instances,” he explained.
“Rai’s mom was also murdered manner back in 2001. In that case also, the neighbouring household is accused in accordance with the preliminary information obtained by authorities from attorney’s relatives,” he explained.
Meanwhile, another senior police officer stated that the trial in murder case of Rai’s mum was on verge of completion and shortly sentence was likely to be declared by court where he got murdered.
“He had an old enmity with his neighbor. Additionally, authorities also have come to understand he was also representing co-villagers in many cases flanked by them in a variety of matters,” he explained.
He explained among these features a case against his neighbor for utilizing the anganwadi center of Alipur village with the goal of storing hays for cows.
“An auxiliary nurse had lodged a situation under SC/ST Act because matter . Villagers told authorities that Rai had played a significant part in getting that situation lodged against his neighbor, he added.