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April 23, 2024
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Political turmoil in Bihar: BJP leader shot dead in Chhapra, Police launch investigation into brutal crime

CHHAPRA (PATNA): A shocking incident unfolded in the Chhapra district of Bihar as a prominent BJP leader was shot dead on Tuesday night. The victim, identified as Manoj Thakur, the vice-president of the BJP working committee, was attacked by bike-borne criminals in Sisai village of Sahajitpur police station area. Tragically, he was found dead on the spot with multiple gunshot wounds to his head.

According to the available information, the perpetrators fired four bullets into Thakur’s head while he was sleeping in the hallway near his house around 2 am. By the time the commotion of the gunfire woke up the residents, the assailants had already fled the scene. When Thakur’s wife arrived in the hallway, she discovered her husband lying lifeless on the bed, his body drenched in blood.

The police promptly arrived at the location after being alerted about the incident. They took possession of the deceased’s body and sent it for postmortem in Chhapra. Witnesses in the area reported that two individuals on a motorcycle had been seen heading towards the victim’s house late at night. While the exact motive behind the crime remains unknown, local speculations point to a possible dispute over land as a potential cause.

As per the report, the son of the deceased remained tight-lipped when questioned, but local residents emphasized that Manoj Kumar Thakur was known for his peaceful nature and had no known enmity with anyone in the area. The perpetrators callously fired four bullets into his head, snuffing out his life in an instant. Ajay Kumar Rai, the village chowkidar, recounted that a report of firing had been received late at night, prompting the patrol vehicle from Sahajitpur police station to rush to the village and initiate an investigation.

Efforts were made to reach out to the Superintendent of Police (SP) for comments, but they could not be reached for a statement. Following the post-mortem examination, the police handed over the body to the grieving family while simultaneously launching a thorough investigation into the matter by registering an FIR.

The shocking and brutal killing of Manoj Thakur has sent shockwaves through the local community, and authorities are determined to bring the culprits to justice. As the investigation unfolds, the police will be pursuing all possible leads to uncover the truth behind this tragic incident.

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