Railway official gunned down by ex-cop’s gang

JANAKPUR: General Manager of the Jankpur Railway, Suresh Yadav, died in a firing incident last night at Tarapatti Sirsiya in Dhanusha district.

A group of about 10-11 people including a former policeman Shiva Hari Yadav and his brothers are learnt to have opened indiscriminate fire at around 10:30 p.m. when a meeting was on about a pond in the village. General Manager Yadav sustained bullet injuries in the firing and died instantaneously.

Four people were injured in the firing. They are 50-year-old Suresh Prasad Yadav, 35-year-old Shyam Prasad Yadav, 65-year-old Rajendra Prasad Yadav and 60-year-old Shree Prasad Yadav.

Suresh and Rajendra who were seriously injured in the incident have been taken to Dharan for further treatment while the remaining injured persons are undergoing treatment at the Janakpur Zonal Hospital.

General Manager Yadav worked at the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management after he won a court case against him from the Supreme Court. He had come home just some days back. He leaves behind two sons and daughter.

Former policeman Yadav, his brother Ajad and other people said to be involved in the firing are absconding. Police have mounted a search for them. The Dhanusha police has initiated an investigation into the incident. RSS

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