Main accused in Indore girl’s killing held

Patna, Feb 2 (IANS) The main accused in the killing of an Indore girl in Patna was arrested on Tuesday, police said.

Shristi Jain, 23, from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, was shot dead on January 25 allegedly by Rajnish Kumar in Jakkanpur locality of Bihar’s capital city.

Deputy Inspector General (Patna) Shalin told the media here that Rajnish Kumar was arrested from Patna. “We will produce him in court and he will be sent to jail.”

He said police would also approach the court for his police remand.

“Investigation is on in the case and the exact cause of killing will be known only after the main accused is interrogated,” Shalin said.

According to preliminary investigations, the deceased girl had come to Patna on January 23 to meet Rajnish kumar.

She had published a matrimonial advertisement in a newspaper and Rajnish Kumar, a resident of Raghopur in Vaishali district, had responded to it. Rajnish Kumar, police said, had also spoken to the girl before her arrival in Patna.

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