A police officer in Samastipur district of Bihar was shot dead during an operation against cattle smugglers . 47 year old Nand Kishor Yadav was posted as SHO of Mohunpur police outpost under Dalsinghsarai police station. The tragic incident happened on Monday evening .
Nand Kishor Yadav, a native of Araria district of Bihar , had joined the Bihar Police in 2009. Prior to Samastipur, he had served in Kishanganj and Purnea districts. The slain police officer’s elder brother Narayan Yadav has raised questions over the death of the SHO.
Narayan alleged that his brother was pressured to conduct an investigation in cattle theft cases, which cost him dearly and was killed. Narayan Yadav demanded a fair investigation.
Samastipur Superintendent of Police (SP) Vinay Tiwari said that Nand Kishor Yadav was leading the operation to catch more members of cattles thieves gang.
SP Vinay Tiwari said that the police had caught members of a cattle smugglers gang earlier who revealed information about the movements of the gang. A police team led by Nand Kishor Singh acted on the information and went to a location near the Gas Godown in the Shahbazpur area in Samastipur.
According to media reports , as soon as the SHO Nand Kishor Yadav got off the vehicle, the criminals fired at him. A bullet hit him on the face above his eye. He was rushed to Dalsinghsarai sub-divisional hospital from where he was later referred to Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna.
Earlier , a senior police official said that the body of the deceased cop would be handed over to the family after guard of honour at the district police lines. He said those involved in the crime would not be spared.
SP Tiwari said that the slain SHO was alerted after a series of incidents of cattle theft in the area falling under the Mohanpur police outpost. “The unfortunate incident happened during a cattle theft investigation,” he told the media.