Patna: Police in Patna on late Monday night arrested four men in connection with the March 10 killing of Ram Bachchan Rai, a building construction materials trader, under Digha police station.
According to the police, Rai was killed due to an ongoing personal feud with Sunny Kumar, his neighbor who, a day after a physical altercation when punches were thrown from both sides, hired three men to eliminate the businessman.
Rai paid Rs. one lakh in advance to the three criminals, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, police, besides apprehending mastermind Sunny Kumar, also arrested Ravi Dom of Alamganj, Mahesh Yadav of Patna, and Arjun Ram of Khagaul from near Bind Toli in Digha area.
"On the day of the killing, the three hired guns were monitoring the movement of Rai. When they saw their intended victim near the Digha railway line, they pulled the trigger on him killing him on the spot," police said.
Two pistols, four live cartridges, three mobile phones and several pieces of jewelries were recovered from their possession, police said adding the three had been wanted in many cases of crime under Sultanganj and Alamganj police stations in Patna.