Trader shot dead over old animosity in Patna

  • Criminals shot dead a businessman in broad daylight on Monday over an old enmity near Sadar Gali under Khajekalan police station in Patna city
  • Hearing the gunshot, local residents reached the spot and admitted the man to NMCH Patna, where he died during treatment
  • The police found the body and sent it for an autopsy

24 Jan 2023

Criminals shot dead a businessman in broad daylight on Monday over an old enmity near Sadar Gali under Khajekalan police station in Patna city. The deceased has been identified as Devi Chaudhary (60).

According to the police, the incident took place around 12.30 pm when the victim was sitting outside his house. Two assailants with pistols reached near Chaudhary's residence and fired at him. Hearing the gunshot, local residents reached the spot and admitted the man to NMCH Patna, where he died during treatment. The police found the body and sent it for an autopsy.

Patna SSP Manavjit Singh Dhillon told this newspaper that Devi Chaudhary's son Rahul Choudhary was murdered in July 2022 for having an affair with Shalu Khan's sister. "The two families had an old enmity and have a criminal past. Shalu was on the run for the past seven months after his name came up during the investigation into Rahul's murder case in which three persons were arrested and sent behind bars. The family members suspected that Shalu was also behind the murder of Chaudhary,” he said.

SHO Rahul Kumar said Chaudhary was shot in the chest and succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment at the hospital. "The deceased was also jailed in the case of the murder of one Mantosh in 2018. The police is awaiting a formal complaint from the relatives of the deceased to take further action," he said. “We are examining CCTV footage from the surrounding areas to identify the assailants involved in the murder,” he said.

Meanwhile, the deceased's daughter, Nidhi Kumari, alleged that Shalu and his accomplice shot her father and both fled towards Shah Imli Mohalla.


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