Police arrests shooter Rahul Rai from Sitaramdera, victim out of danger
Jamshedpur, Aug. 6: Police on Sunday arrested a man who opened fire on the owner of Lakhi Egg Roll late on Saturday night.
Police team led by Sakchi Police Station in-charge Madan Kumar Sharma along with Divakar Dubey, and Rudradhar Mishra acting on a tip off nabbed Rahul Rai (25), a resident of Humepipe Road, Chhaya Nagar Anda Godown area in Sitaramdera.
Police recovered a loaded pistol, 4 live cartridges, 1 bullet from the incident spot and a mobile set. Senior SP of East Singhbhum Anoop T Mathew said that Rai had admitted the crime.
“There was a dispute between the two – Rahul and Lucky- over encroachment of a near-by shop by the latter that led to the attack. We are investigating into it,” he said.
Rahul has a crime record. Earlier, in 2015 he was arrested in connection with an extortion case.
It may be noted that Rahul opened a gun-shot attack on the owner of an eatery near Basant Cinema on Kalimati Road under Sakchi police station area late Saturday night.
He fired three shots from close range on the rear of Lakhindhra Mohapatra alias Lakhi (55) while he was about to get into his car at about 11.30 pm on Saturday night.
Lakhi is known for eatery Lucky Egg Roll at Sakchi market and resides at Hume Pipe in Bhuiyandih under Sitaramdera police station area.
As the incident took place, the victim first drove to his house. He collected his wife Rajeswari and son Sanjay and came to a private nursing-home at Sakchi. The management of nursing-home later referred him to Tata Main Hospital as he had sustained bullet injuries.
The gun-shot victim was admitted at the Tata Main Hospital at about 1 am today (Sunday). OC, Sakchi police station, Mohan Kumar Sharma confirmed about the gun-shot attack on the owner of Lakhi Egg Roll.
“As per our probe, a lone shooter had attacked Lucky while he was about to get into the car at about 11.30 am. The victim has been admitted at the Tata Main Hospital where he has been operated upon. We will take a statement from him as his condition improves,” said Sharma.
Hospital sources revealed that all the three pellets have been taken out from the victim’s body and he is now out of danger. The victim has been put in the High Dependency Unit of the hospital.