Under-trial prisoner shot dead in Bihar court premises, 25 cops suspended

Under-trial prisoner shot dead in Bihar court premises, 25 cops suspended

PATNA: Unidentified criminals shot dead a notorious gangster in the court premises in Bihar today.

The incident took place in premises of a sub-divisional court in Barh town in Patna district.

Reports quoting police said the victim Guddu Singh along with other prisoners was being taken to a judge’s room for his production in a murder case when the assailants resorted to indiscriminate firing.

While Singh succumbed to his wound on the spot, two other under-trial prisoners sustained serious wounds and have been admitted to a local hospital for treatment.

The victim was facing serious charges, such as murder, kidnapping and extortion, according to the police.

Taking the matter seriously, the police administration has suspended 25 policemen, including two officers.

This is the third incident of firing in the court premises in Bihar this year.

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