Jeweler shot dead over extortion demand in Patna

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Patna, Jan.16 (ANI): A jeweler was shot dead on Saturday by some armed men near the Rajapur area of Patna, allegedly over extortion demand.

“Today, at around 10:15 a.m., jeweler, Ravi Kant, proprietor of ‘Sonali Jewelers’ fell to the ground after sustaining bullet injuries and succumbed while being taken to the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH), Superintendent of Police Chandan Kushwaha told ANI.

Meanwhile, the son of the victim said that his father had got an extortion call five months before.

“Five months before a person had called and had demanded gold from my father. He had also threatened to kill him,” victim’s son said.

“My father had sent me to the hospital to look after my grandfather. I was there when the shopkeeper near my father’s shop called me and told me that my father has been killed,” he added.

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Eyewitness said the killers fled from the scene on foot brandishing revolvers after gunning down the businessman. (ANI)

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