Kumar Rajiv Nayan

Ara : Police arrested on February 26, 2021, three named accused in connection with murder of an occultist though two other named accused are still absconding. Police are conducting raids to arrest them.

The arrested named accused were identified as Bhikhari Mahto alias Bhikhari Singh, son of late Mundrika Singh of Kataria village under Agiaw Bazaar police station (PS), Rohit Kumar, son of Satyendra Singh of Khaira village under Sahar police station (PS) in Bhojpur district, and Vikas Kumar, son of Dhan Ji of Gorari village in Rohtas district, at present living at village Khaira under Sahar PS in Bhojpur District in South Bihar.

Bhojpur SP Har Kishore Rai said that police had recovered body of an elderly person from behind the Panchayt building under Narayanpur police station in Bhojpur District on Madanpur road about 15 years ago and an FIR was lodged with Narayanpur police station on the statement of local Chowkidar. The deceased was identified as an occultist Sinhasan Singh of Moap Khurd under Imadpur police station in Bhojpur District.

Police said that Sinhasan Singh had an enmity with his neighbour Bhikhari Mahto alias Bhikhari Singh, son of late Mundrika Singh. Sinhasan Singh frequently visited Kataria village under Agiawa Bazaar police station. Meanwhile, Bhikhari Singh felt that Sinhasan Singh was using black magic against him and his family at the behest of his neighbour. So, he with a help of his relative Vikas Kumar allegedly hatched a plan and gave contract of Rs 1.5 lakh and got the occultist killed.