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Mukhiya killers still at large

Ranchi, May 4: Palamau police have failed to arrest anyone involved in the killing of Haidernagar (East) mukhiya Dilip Kumar, who was shot dead on April 29.

Kumar was gunned down near Daltonganj station when he was going to board a train to Haidernagar village, around 40km from Palamau district headquarters.

Around a dozen people, including Haidernagar panchayat samiti head Santosh Singh, have been named accused in the case, which appears to be fallout of a land-related dispute.

Initially, police had registered an FIR against some unidentified people. But, preliminary probe led police to zero in on Singh, who had been fighting a legal battle with Kumar over ownership of a plot of five decimal land.

Sources said a Daltonganj court had passed a judgement in favour of Kumar on April 29 and he was returning after the hearing when he was killed.

The police, subsequently, named around a dozen people, including Singh and his four aides, accused in the case. All of them are absconding.