Three men on a motorbike shot Saroj Singh, the teacher, dead in Buxar’s Jagdishpur village on April 19
PATNA: Police in Bihar’s Buxar on Thursday claimed to have solved the murder of a 40-year-old schoolteacher, who was the main witness to his brother’s killing, and arrested eight people. Four pistols, 12 live cartridges, five cell phones, and a bike used for the crime were recovered from the accused.
Three men on a motorbike shot Saroj Singh, the teacher, dead in Buxar’s Jagdishpur village on April 19. Buxar police superintendent Niraj Kumar Singh said Saroj Singh’s brother Chitranjan was murdered in 2019.
Chitranjan was accused of murdering Khunti, a former village head and Bahujan Samaj Party leader, and attacking his son Yashwant Yadav in 2018 over some land dispute. In retaliation, Chitranjan was shot dead.
Saroj Singh refused to turn hostile in the trial of his brother’s murder. “Neeraj Yadav and Neeraj Singh, who were recently released from the Buxar central jail, were hired to eliminate the schoolteacher on a contract of ₹3 lakh,” said Niraj Kumar Singh. He added Yashwant Yadav’s brother provided them ₹70,000 as advance
Protests were held at the Banaras Hindu University against the vice chancellor for vice chancellor Sudhir K Jain’s’ decision to organise an Iftar party on the campus. A group of students burnt vice chancellor Sudhir K Jain’s effigy outside his residence on Wednesday night and said the institution’s head was indulging in appeasement politics. A protesting student said the VC was trying to impose a new tradition and trying to politicise the campus.
A 42-year-old farmer was killed and a commission agent and his son were injured in a clash at Tibbi Khurd village near Mamdot, 22km from Ferozepur town, on Thursday. Also read: India country with most internet shutdowns for 4th time, 85 in J&K alone: Report Two commission agents were involved in a clash over labour at the village grain market on Wednesday night. A meeting was called on Thursday morning to resolve the issue.
Amid rising cases of Covid in Bengaluru, black fungus or mucormycosis cases have against been observed in Bengaluru. Four patients so far have shown symptoms in Manipal Hospitals according to a report in Deccan Herald. Dr Santosh Shivaswamy, senior consultant, ENT and Head and Neck Surgeon said: “Mucormycosis and Aspergillum are present in black fungus cases. Mucormycosis more aggressive than Aspergillus. The treatment and modalities for both types are anti-fungal medication.”
Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Thursday hit out at rival Samajwadi Party for “spreading rumors” that she is vying for the president’s post while blaming it for the Bhartiya Janata Party return to power in Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati said she is committed to fulfilling the dreams and ideals of Bhimrao Ambedkar and BSP founder Kanshi Ram. BSP managed to win just one of the state’s 403 seats.
The Bombay high court on Thursday extended the interim anticipatory bail relief to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Kirit Somaiya and his son Neil in the INS Vikrant fraud case. The relief has been extended till June 14. The BJP leader was earlier granted pre-arrest bail by the Bombay high court in the case on April 13 while Neil was given the bail a week later (on April 20).