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- Created on Friday, 31 August 2012 01:06
Patna: Four men were killed in a war of attrition under Khajekalan police station in Patna City on Wednesday night sending a shockwave across the state capital.
Among the dead were Ajit Yadav, Dheeraj Kumar, Dashrath, and Amit Kumar a.k.a Lalu.
A fifth person, Satyanand Yadav, who also received bullet injuries, has been admitted in the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).
Sources said Ajit was the chief witness in the murder of his brother Ajay Yadav who was also gunned down in Patna last year allegedly by one Sudhir Kumar. Sudhir and his family members were threatening Ajit to drop out as a witness but his refusal to do so ultimately led to his death in last night's attack.
As reported, the victims were standing before a roadside tea-stall at around 10:30 pm when about four men arrived there and opened indiscriminate firing on them killing three on the spot while a fourth one died at the hospital.
By the time police arrived, the killers had long disappeared.
Senior police officers were monitoring the situation closely. An FIR has been filed in the case though no one has been arrested yet in the case.
In a separate incident, Rahul, the 18-year son of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activist was gunned down under Alamganj police station on Thursday night.
The incident occurred near Bari Patandevi crossing where Rahul was standing. Meanwhile, two men jumped on him and shot him in his neck before disappearing in the cover of the night.
Rahul was rushed to the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) from where he was referred to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH). He, however, died on the way.
One person has been arrested in the case, police said.