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Doc killer surrender shocker for police

Police on Friday said doctor Rajnish Ranjan’s alleged murderer had surrendered before court in a separate case.

Almost a month has passed since the doctor was killed and since then the police have been clueless over what led to the murder and who was behind it.

However, on Friday, a police officer, requesting anonymity, said: “The attacker surrendered in Patna civil court earlier this month.”

The police so far had maintained silence over the ongoing investigations in the case amid frequent protests from the Bihar chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA), which demanded immediate arrest of the assailant.

Ranjan (43) was murdered on November 30 when he was walking towards his home at Ramkundan Apartment, on road number 13 at Rajendra Nagar under the jurisdiction of Kadamkuan police station.

Without naming the attacker, the police officer said a process to take the alleged attacker in remand would be initiated soon.

“The person is a habitual offender. Several cases are pending against him in different police stations. He has surrendered in civil court earlier this month in connection with one of his offences. We cannot say much on the case. It would be clearer once we take him in remand,” the officer said.

The police also said the motive behind Ranjan’s killing was land dispute. “The man who allegedly killed him is a land broker. The motive could be land row. Though the final version will come to the fore only after he is interrogated, it seems that Ranjan had land that he tried to sell and this resulted in his untimely death ,” another police officer said.

as it unfolded

November 30
Doctor Rajnish Ranjan killed

December 2
Police say motive behind murder “very personal”

December 6
Distant relative involved in murder, say police

December 7
Doctors’ association takes out a protest march