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...

IGIMS Service Affected Following Boycott by Contract Nurses

Feb 19, 2018
Contract nurses protesting outside IGIMS in Patna on Monday.
Patna: Contract nurses at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna on Monday boycotted their work and protested outside the…

ABVP Sweeps PUSU Election; Independent Candidate Elected President

Feb 18, 2018
PUSU President-elect and independent candidae Divyanshu Bhardwaj.
Patna: Sending a strong message to the leftists, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the students' wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP),…

Modi Mocks Tejaswi for Pretending to Be Inspired by Karpoori Thakur

Feb 18, 2018
Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi pays tribute to Karpoori Thakur (file photo).
Patna: Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, speaking at a function to mark the death anniversary of former Bihar Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur,…

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Leaves for Japan with a Large Entourage

Feb 18, 2018
CM being given warm send-off in Patna before leaving for Japan on Sunday.
Patna: Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was given a warm send-off by party leaders and senior officials at the Patna Airport on Sunday when he left for…

Tej Pratap Says He Vacated Government Bungalow because of Ghosts

Feb 18, 2018
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav (file photo).
Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, has decided to vacate the government-provided sprawling bungalow to him…

Abhiram Sharma is the JD-U Candidate from Jehanabad

Feb 18, 2018
JD-U candidate from Jehanabad Abhiram Sharma.
Patna: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) asked the Janata Dal – U to field its own candidate from the Jehanabad seat for the upcoming special…

View Your Patna

/30

Your Favorite Recipes on PD

Recipes

Latest Comments

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