Another Engineer’s Body Found in Bihar

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Patna: Another engineer was found dead with injury marks on his body in Vaishali district on Tuesday. The victim, whose body was found in an orchard, was identified as 42-year-old Ankit Kumar Jha, a Quality Engineer of Reliance IT. Superintendent of Police Rakesh Kumar said local people found the body in the orchard in Kashipur village under Rajapakar police station and informed the local police.

The body of Ankit Jha, a native of Muzaffarpur who was working as a quality engineer with Reliance Telecom, was found at a place 60 kms from capital Patna. He was involved in the laying of optical fibre cable in the district.

Sources said Jha may have been killed by criminals and the body dumped in the ditch. The body has been sent for autopsy and a probe is on to find out who were behind the crime.

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Television reports quoted his family members as saying that Jha had left home for work on Sunday night. “He left at night saying his company car was waiting outside. I thought it must be office work. When I tried to call him in the morning, both his phones were switched off. We then started looking for him but couldn’t find him,” his brother told.

Elsewhere in the state, a trader named Santosh Agarwal was gunned downed by two men on a motorcycle in the Ahiapur area of Muzaffarpur district on Monday night.

The murders happened on a day chief minister Nitish Kumar instructed the police top brass to curb crime at any cost. On Saturday, two engineers of a private road construction company were shot dead by two unidentified men on a motorcycle in Darbhanga district, allegedly over an extortion demand. Six people have been arrested in connection with the double murder.

Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that it was evident that jungle raj would return in the state post the victory of the grand alliance in the state assembly polls. BJP leader Rajeev Pratap Rudy lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for failing to bring the situation under control.

”It would not be fair to say that people are paying what they deserve, but we all knew that this is going to happen in Bihar, despite them (Lalu-Nitish) getting victorious. The fact is BJP had promised good governance, people rejected us, they accepted Lalu Yadav and Nitish Kumar as their leaders,” Rudy told.

The BJP leader also highlighted the recent incidents in Bihar to prove his assertion. ”An engineer’s body was found in Vaishali yesterday, two engineers were butchered in Darbhanga, prior to that a business man was shot in Muzzfarnagar, a Sarpanch was killed in my parliamentary constituency in broad day ligh,” he said.