Jeweler Gunned Down Over Extortion Demand in Patna

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Patna: A jeweler was shot dead by some armed men near Rajapur in the heart of Patna allegedly over extortion demand, police said on Saturday.

The jeweler, Ravi Kant, fell to the ground after sustaining bullet injuries and succumbed while being taken to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj told Press Trust of India.

Mr Kant owns a shop in Rajapur bridge area in the heart of the city. Eyewitness said the killers fled from the scene on foot brandishing revolver after gunning down the businessman.

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The police said that family of the victim complained that a historysheeter named Durgesh Sharma had demanded extortion money from him and the murder is linked to his not paying “rangdari” (extortion).

A case has been registered with Shri Krishna Puri police station and search is on for the killer, the police said.