Realtor shot outside Puja pandal in Patna City | Patna News


PATNA: A property dealer was shot dead following a scuffle outside the Durga Puja pandal at Hajiganj under Chowk police station area in Patna City on Wednesday morning. He was identified as Bablu Choudhary, 32, a resident of nearby Humad Gali. He was rushed to the NMCH where the doctors declared him ‘dead’.
Chowk police station SHO Gauri Shankar Gupta said Bablu was shot in the mouth at around 2am when he, along with 10-15 youths, was sitting outside the pandal. “Police came to know that a scuffle broke out between Bablu and Chunnu Choudhary, 30. Chunnu pulled out a pistol. Bablu tried to snatch it when the pistol went off and the bullet pierced through his head,” the SHO said, quoting some witnesses interrogated by the police.
Gupta said Chunnu also lived in the Chowk area. “He is evading arrest. His family members have been asked to produce him before police as soon as possible,” he said.
The SHO said no empty cartridge was recovered from the spot. He said the reason behind their scuffle could not be known. He said police have come to know that Chunnu is a drug addict.
He said Bablu’s body was handed over to the family after postmortem. “Police are waiting for any of the family members to record his/her statement or submit a written complaint for registering an FIR,” he added.





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