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Bihar: Family returning after Chhath Puja celebration shot at in Lakhisarai over 'love affair', two dead

A tragic incident occurred on the last day of Chhath Puja in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, where a man opened fire on a family, resulting in death of two brothers.

Reported By : Nitish Chandra Edited By : Arushi Jaiswal
Lakhisarai
Updated on: November 20, 2023 11:17 IST
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Chhath Puja: At least two brothers were shot dead and four other members of their family were injured after a man opened fire on them while they were returning after Chhath Puja celebrations in the Lakhisarai district of Bihar over a 'love affair' on Monday morning. 

The incident took place in the Punjabi Mohalla area, under the jurisdiction of the Kabaiya police station in the district. The incident occurred a short distance from their home.

4 injured referred to Patna for treatment

The family members were returning home from the ghat after offering 'Araghya' to the rising Sun.  Among the injured are the wives, a sister, and a father of both deceased individuals. The injured have been referred to Patna for treatment.

The deceased have been identified as Chandan Kumar and Rajnandan Kumar. The four injured while injured include Lovely Kumari, Preeti Kumari, Durga Kumari and Shashi Bhushan Kumar.

"Six members of a family were shot over a 'love affair' in Punjabi Mohalla under the Kabaiya police station of Lakhisarai (Bihar). The victims were returning from Chhath Ghat after performing 'arghya'. Two people died while four others were injured," said Lakhisarai SP Pankaj Kumar.

Matter is related to love affair

The SP said that accused Ashish Chaudhary wanted to marry a girl belonging to the victim's family but they were not ready for this.  "Ashish Chaudhary who used to stay in front of the victim's house opened fire on them. Six people were shot, out of which two are dead and three are seriously injured. Ashish Chaudhary wanted to marry a girl belonging to the victim's family but they were not ready for this. We are conducting an investigation, the accused will be arrested soon," added  Lakhisarai SP. 

Further investigation is underway. 

 

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