Bihar Darbhanga photographer shot dead at birthday bash


A photographer in Bihar’s Darbhanga was allegedly shot dead by hosts of a birthday bash after his camera battery was drained.

The victim, identified as Sushil Sahni, was killed at the party of the daughter of the accused, identified as Rakesh Sahni, who was purportedly dissatisfied with the cameraman’s service and irked that his camera’s battery was low.

The incident took place in the Makhnah village of the Bahedi police station area of Darbhanga district.

It is said that the victim had returned to his house to charge his camera’s battery.

Upon Sushil Sahni’s disappearance, Rakesh Sahni contacted him and allegedly asked him to come back to the party after charging the battery. According to sources, illegal firing was also done at the party as part of the celebrations.

But by then, a scuffle broke out between the two, and amidst the argument, both had entered into a brawl at the scene. It was then that Rakesh Sahni, along with his family members, in a fit of rage, put a pistol in Sushil’s mouth and fired. Also, the accused then took the victim to the gate of Darbhanga DMCH Hospital and fled the spot.

The entire family of the accused is at large. According to the village headman, Rakesh Sahni is involved in the illegal liquor business.

After receiving the information, the police reached the spot where two empty cartridges were recovered.

The body has been sent for postmortem and handed over to the family. Darbhanga’s SSP Jagunath Reddy said a detailed probe is underway.

Published By:

Srishti Jha

Published On:

Mar 2, 2024



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