On July 20, an army jawan was killed and two of his relatives were injured in Tilkar village in Bihar’s Saran district, purportedly over a land dispute. According to the police, the fight was about a piece of property.
According to police, a case has been filed against nine named suspects, all of whom claimed to be relatives of the deceased, Gajendra Mishra. On the basis of Mishra’s brother’s confession, a First Information Report was filed under Sections 302 (murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code. Mishra, 38, was stationed in Jharkhand but returned home on leave on July 17th.
The event occurred about 9 p.m. on Tuesday, when the deceased, together with his brother Anand (also in the army) and nephew Anubhav, arrived at the Kali Temple for a meeting to discuss the issue of disputed ancestral property, according to Saran superintendent police Santosh Kumar. Two unidentified miscreants were disputing with the army jawan, according to an eyewitness, and one of them fired twice at him.