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Police Constable Shot Dead by Undertrial Outside Patna Court

The prisoners fired at constable Prabhakar Raj, who was unarmed, after which a bullet hit Raj in the head.

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A police constable was allegedly shot dead and another seriously injured by an undertrial prisoner outside the Danapur court in Patna on Wednesday, 10 July, the police said, according to IANS.

According to Hindustan Times, the incident occurred around 4:30 pm on Wednesday, when the prisoner Mohammad Meraz Imam alias Rinku, along with three others, was being taken to the Beur Central jail from the court lock-up by the police.

The prisoners fired at constable Prabhakar Raj, who was unarmed, after which a bullet hit Raj in the head.

The injured policeman has been moved to a hospital. The police have filed a case and investigation is underway.

DIG (central range) Rajesh Kumar confirmed the incident to Hindustan Times and said the prisoner’s 9 mm loaded pistol was seized after chasing him.

Meraz, Babloo Kumar, Rohit Kumar and Mantu were brought from Beur jail to Danapur court in a case of vehicle theft, Patna SSP Garima Mallik said.

This is second attempt by undertrials to escape in last three days.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times and IANS.)

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