Ward Councilor Shot Dead in Danapur; Personal Enmity Believed

Ward Councilor Kedar Rai shot dead just outside his home in Danapur on Thursday.

Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Criminals in Patna under Danapur police station on Thursday shot and killed a ward councilor during his morning walk just outside his flat in Naya Tola near Saguna Mor.

A supporter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) President Lalu Prasad Yadav and allegedly a member of the land mafia in Patna district, Kedar Rai, age 59, was gunned down outside his apartment by assailants as he and his brother Paras Rai left home for morning walk at around 5:30 am on Thursday.

His body was rushed to a private hospital in Raza Bazaar where he was declared dead on arrival.

Rai was hit at least three times – one in the head and two on his chest, police at the crime scene reported.

His brother, who was able to identify two of the assailants as Prem Ratan, an advocate, and Arjun Kumar, said that two men overpowered him while a third man shot his brother from a close range. The criminals then beat up Paras Rai before fleeing in the cover of the darkness.

Kedar Rai had been elected from Ward No. 15 for a record fifth time. His wife Shobha Devi is also a Councilor from Ward No. 16.

Police later arrested four persons based on the statements of Paras Rai.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said that the crime appeared to be related to an ongoing dispute over some piece of land.

Officials said at least 15 criminal cases were lodged against the victim including some involving land-grabbing and forgery.

FIRs were lodged by the victim's brother against 21 individuals, some even family members.

Meanwhile, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, demanding a CBI probe in the incident, called the killing a 'political assassination' carried out at the behest of a 'very big leader'.

BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS

More News...

PU Student Leaders Demand Holding of Union Election

Jan 17, 2018
Joint press conference of PU student leaders on Tuesday.
Patna: Student leaders of five different parties in Patna on Tuesday in a joint appearance issued a deadline to Patna University saying if the…

Morning Fire Destroys Two Shops Outside Patna Junction

Jan 16, 2018
Fire at New Market in Patna on Monday morning.
Patna: An early morning fire in the New Market just outside Patna Junction destroyed a clothing and a shoe warehouse causing loss of several lakh…

Patna's Noted Dramatist Anil Mukherjee Remembered

Jan 16, 2018
Birth anniversary of Anil Kumar Mukherjee observed in Patna on Monday.
Patna: Eminent writers, authors, dramatists, litterateurs, and teachers from various states gathered at Patna's Sahitya Sammelan on Monday to mark…

Tilkut, Dahi-Chura, Kite-flying Mark Makar Sankranti

Jan 15, 2018
Kite-flying organized at Gandhi Maidan in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Patna'ites on Sunday celebrated Makar Sankranti, or Til Sankranti as it is more popularly known in Bihar, by taking early shower or taking a…

Nitish Goes on 'Dahi-Chura' Diplomacy; No Activity at Lalu's Residence

Jan 15, 2018
Nitish Kumar (center) enjoying Dahi-Chura at Vashisht Narayan Singh's residence in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Like Iftar parties that, besides providing ample opportunities to politicians of all colors and hues to show-off their secular credentials,…

BJP Observes 98th Birth Anniversary of Thakur Prasad

Jan 15, 2018
BJP leaders observing late Thakur Prasad's birth anniversary in Patna on Sunday.
Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and party workers in Patna on Sunday observed the 98th birth anniversary of late Thakur Prasad, Jan Sangh…

View Your Patna

/30

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections