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Army jawan shot dead in Patna for resisting loot bid

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Patna, Aug 18: In a shocking development, an Army Jawan who was on leave was shot dead by bike-borne miscreants in Kankerbagh on Thursday, after he resisted a loot bid.

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The soldier, identified as Babul Kumar, was on his way to the train station, when he was shot near the Kankarbagh area in Bihar's capital city.

"An Army jawan, Bablu Kumar shot dead by two bike-borne men allegedly during a loot attempt today around 3am near Chiraiyatand Bridge under Kankarbagh Police Station limits in Patna. He was on his way to board Rajdhani Express to Guwahati," tweeted news agency ANI.

Army Jawan was shot dead on his way to Patliputra station. Two bike-borne criminals asked him the way to the Railway station and shot him," Patna SSP MS Dhillon said.

The police has launched an investigation.

The BJP on Thursday cited recent cases of heinous crimes in Bihar and alleged involvement of some of the state ministers in criminal cases to claim that criminals have become "fearless" after the grand alliance came to power.

Former Union minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad noted that two persons, a class 12 girl student and a solider, were shot in Patna, his Lok Sabha constituency, in the last 24 hours as he took a swipe at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

These are no routine crimes and show how emboldened criminals have become in the state within days of the new government assuming office, he told reporters. If this is the situation in the state's capital, one can well imagine where the state is heading, he said. "The state is returning to jungle raj," he alleged.

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