Patna, Feb 10: A CRPF jawan on Wednesday night shot dead a national-level female Kabbadi player, who plays for the railways, before shooting himself here after the girl refused to share her mobile number, the police said.
21-year-old player Manisha was on her way back home from Moin-Ul-Haq Stadium after practise when the CRPF jawan Jaswant Singh chased her and picked up a quarrel as she refused to share her mobile number, city SP Manu Maharaj said.
The jawan, who hails from Rajasthan, then fired at her before shooting himself near Bahadurpur railway crossing in the state capital on Wdnesday evening.Manisha, posted as a clerk at the Danapur divisional office of the Eastern Central railway, was taken to a nearby nursing home where she was declared brought dead.
Jaswant was admitted to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where his condition is critical, the SP said.An FIR has been registered against the CRPF jawan under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.Meanwhile, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed her heart felt condolences to Manisha's family.
Banerjee also directed Jhanja Tripathy, Executive Director (sports) to rush to Patna to be with the victim's family in the hour of crisis and extend all possible help, a railway spokesman said in New Delhi. PTI