Bihar Police Officer Shot Dead by Unknown Assailants

ASI Ashok Kumar Yadav has been found murdered in Bihar’s Vaishali District by unknown assailants.

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ASI Ashok Kumar Yadav has been found murdered in Bihar. (Photo: iStockphoto)

A police officer was found murdered in Bihar’s Vaishali district on Saturday, police said.

Ashok Kumar Yadav, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) posted in Hajipur district headquarters of Vaishali, was shot dead late Friday. His body was found on Saturday, in Manua village of Vaishali district, after locals informed the nearest control room after which the police reached the spot to take custody of the body.

Yadav left from the police station on patrolling duty but did not return, the officer said.

According to the police, he was shot four times possibly with his own service gun, after which the assailants must have taken away his gun.

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan attacked the Nitish Kumar government over the murder.

There are three ministers from Vaishali region in Nitish government including two sons of RJD chief Lalu Prasad of whom one is also Deputy Chief Minister. Still, all this is happening in Vaishali. What will happen to the security of people when the police are not safe in Bihar. Why the Chief Minister is so helpless and silent on all this?

Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister
A file photo of Ram Vilas Paswan. (Photo: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/irvpaswan?lang=en">@irvpaswan</a>)
A file photo of Ram Vilas Paswan. (Photo: Twitter/@irvpaswan)

He emphasized that CM Kumar is taking pride in being called Sushashan Babu but isn’t doing anything to keep Bihar safe. He exclaimed that the situation of the state has become worse than when it was in 1990 when RJD ruled the state.

When we used to say that jungle raj will be back if Lalu Nitish combine came to power, they used to react strongly. See the jungle raj is back in such a short span of rule.

Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister

Ironically, Yadav was killed a day after Bihar police chief PK Thakur claimed crime was under control and that the crime graph had decreased. This is the third such incident in Hajipur alone.

Two engineers of a construction company, Brajesh Kumar and Mukesh Kumar, were gunned down in daylight on December 26 in Darbhanga. Soon after, Ankit Kumar Jha, a Quality Engineer of Reliance IT, was found dead with injury marks on his body in Vaishali district.

In another incident, a foodgrain trader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in a locality under Yahiyapur police station in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.

Yadav’s body has been sent for post-mortem. Police have registered a case of murder.

(With inputs from sources.)

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