Kumar Rajiv Nayan
Ara: Some armed criminals shot dead Lal Ji Yadav, 55, son of Raja Yadav and injured his son Mantu Yadav, 15, at Marchaiya Dera village near Saiya Dera bund under Shahpur police station in Bhojpur district on Monday. The injured was admitted to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) but the doctor referred him to Ara Sadar Hospital. The doctor at Ara Sadar Hospital referred him to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH) in a precarious condition.
Later, police brought the body to Ara Sadar Hospital for post-mortem. An FIR has been lodged with Shahpur police station but no arrest has so far been made in this regard. Tension prevails in and around the area following the incident. The deceased had contested panchayat election for the post of the Sarpanch from Laloo Ke Dera Panchayat but had lost the election by a small margin.