Two engineers were shot dead in broad daylight at Darbhanga in Bihar on Saturday, prompting BJP leaders to target Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.
The engineers were shot dead by unidentified assailants on the Darbhanga-Kusheshwarsthan highway. Non-payment of levy was said to be the motive behind the murders. “This seems to be a reminder of the Jungle Raj days. This is also forcing people to leave Bihar in panic,” BJP leader Prem Kumar alleged. Another senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi asked Nitish to respond on the issue and described the recent spurt in crimes as a matter of concern.
The latest incident is being compared to the brutal killing of Satyendra, an IIT alumnus, at Gaya in 2003 while working on the Golden Quadrilateral project. “Five days ago, the construction company had sought protection for the engineers after receiving a demand for ransom. The police had responded by deputing policemen to stand guard at the construction site,” said DSP Dilnawaz Khan.
“But the policemen were removed from the post on Friday and were not present when the attack happened. The attack is being investigated and raids are being carried out,” Khan added.
Source: Indian Express