Jamshedpur: A youth was shot dead at Tuiladungri under Golmuri police station area in the wee hours on Friday. The victim was identified as Ranjan Singh (18). He was sleeping at his house at Line No 1, Tuiladungri, in Golmuri when the assailant attacked.
The police soon came into action and arrested the assailant identified as Rajan Thathera (25). They have also recovered the pistol the assailant had used in the murder.
Sources said an affair between Ranjan and the assailant’s sister-in-law led to the murder. Ranjan used to work under a car-washing centre near RD Tata School in Golmuri.
The officer-in-charge, Golmuri police station, Nehaluddin Khan said that the investigation was on. However, as per the initial investigation the assailant came on a bike and soon vanished after the murder. “As the news spread a patrolling party which was at a little distance away from the scene of murder had raided the house of Thathera and nabbed him with the pistol within 15 minutes of the murder,” said Khan.
The normal evening hours of the Steel City have now literally turned into vulnerable hours as the rising crime graph has indicated that majority of the crime in the industrial town has taken place in the evening.
Moreover incidents of conmen diverting the attention of the public and making away with their bags containing cash and valuables have also been on the rise in the city. Despite efforts to curb the incidents by the police the situation remain the same.
Elaborating on the measures, a police official said that prior to the major festive occasion, the people tend to spend money lavishly and the incidents of crimes like theft and burglary also go up.
According to sources, the patrolling parties may intercept any vehicles, including the four-wheelers and three-wheelers passing through the street past midnight and check whether the occupants in the vehicles were anti-social or not.
The police may also frisk the passengers so as to ensure the people boarding a vehicle are unarmed.