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Jharkhand news digest: Ramgarh police arrest wife of murdered lawyer

Elsewhere in the state: BDO Covid positive after jab; 4 members of family die in road accident
Superintendent of police Prabhat Kumar(second from right) in Ramgarh on Saturday.

Our Bureau   |     |   Published 10.04.21, 11:10 PM

Hazaribagh: Ramgarh police on Saturday arrested the wife lawyer Ajay Kumar Mahto in his murder case.

On April 3, Ajay's body was found with his throat slit. The murder had sparked widespread anger in the district with lawyers demanding the arrest of the culprits.

Superintendent of police Prabhat Kumar said Ajay's wife Virajo Kumari and cousin, Hemant Kumar were allegedly involved in an affair.

On April.2, he strangulated Ajay and slit his throat. He informed Kumari and escaped.

Ajay’s wife and cousin admitted to their crime following police interrogation. Both have been reprimanded in judicial custody.

(Vishvendu Jaipuriar)

BDO Covid positive after jab

Hazaribagh: Chouparan BDO Premchand Sinha on Saturday confirmed testing positive for Covid despite taking both the shots of the vaccine.

Sinha said he took the first dose of the jab on February.5 and second on March.5.

On March.7, he went to the office of the rural development department in Ranchi for official work. Soon after, he noticed symptoms and tested positive on Saturday.

(Vishvendu Jaipuriar)

4 members of family die in road accident

Bokaro: Four members of a family died and one seriously injured after their car overturned at Grand Trunk Road near 20 Mile area of Giridih. 

The injured victim has been referred to the RIMS, Ranchi. The bodies of the deceased have been sent to Sadar Hospital for post-mortem.

All were residents of Kudar village of Bagodar police station area.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the car the family was travelling in, lost control after its front tyre burst and it overturned on the roadside.

(Our correspondent)

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