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Angry lawyers block traffic on Patna streets as criminals kill colleague

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PATNA: Unidentified shooters on Wednesday shot dead a Patna High Court lawyer while he was going to the court in the morning, triggering strong protests in the areas.

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Reports quoting police and the family members said the victim identified as Jitendra Kumar was on way to the court on his bike when motorcycle-borne criminals came from behind and shot him dead in the Rajvanshi Nagar locality.

He was instantly rushed to the local hospital where he was declared brought dead.

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Patna HC lawyer Jitendra Kumar who was killed by criminals

Angry lawyers today boycotted official works and protested on the streets, disrupting traffic on the busy Bailey Road for more than two hours.

Besides seeking immediate arrest of the culprits, the protesting lawyers demanded adequate compensation to the victim’s family, provision of a government job to victim’s wife and full security to the legal fraternity.

The incident comes barely a day after a police official was killed by criminals in Kankarbagh locality of Patna on Monday evening.

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