Monday, May 27, 2024

JDU youth leader shot dead in Patna

Leader of the Janata Dal (United), Saurabh Kumar, was shot and killed on Wednesday, at night in Patna by unknown gunmen who came on bikes.

Saurabh Kumar was returning from a wedding reception, according to the police, when the attack happened.

One of the JDU youth leader’s companions, Munmum Kumar, was also injured in the firing in Parsa Bazar village, said R Singh, police station in-charge, Punpun.

Saurabh was shot twice in his head by unidentified four men on bikes while his companion Munmun Kumar was hit thrice. They were rushed to a hospital where Saurabh was declared brought dead by the doctors while Munmun was admitted in a serious condition.

“Saurabh Kumar came with his friends to attend a reception function. While returning he was shot by unidentified assailants who were on a motorcycle. Then he was taken to hospital and one other person named Munmun Kumar also sustained injuries. They were taken to Kankarbagh Uma hospital, however, by then Saurabh Kumar died. We are examining the matter,” Sub-divisional police officer of Masaurhi, Kanhaiya Singh said.

Locals blocked the road in protest over the murder.

Police reached the spot soon after the incident and the search for the unidentified miscreants is underway.

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