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Jharkhand: Wife, lover arrested for murder of BSF jawan shot dead by gunmen

The BSF jawan’s wife was allegedly passing information to the killers about Pingua’s location when he was returning home in a motorbike along with mother and his sick daughter.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2017 23:42 IST
A BSF jawan was shot dead by assailants in Jharkhand.
A BSF jawan was shot dead by assailants in Jharkhand.(Reuters File Photo)

Jamshedpur, Aug 12 (PTI) The wife and her lover were responsible for the murder of a BSF jawan who was shot dead by unidentified assailants on August 10 in West Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, police claimed on Saturday.

BSF jawan Shishir Kumar Pingua’s wife and lover were arrested, deputy superintendent of police Prakash Soy said.

The BSF jawan’s wife was allegedly passing information to the killers about Pingua’s location when he was returning home in a motorbike along with mother and his sick daughter, who was studying in Chakradharpur, Soy said.

Pingua was shot dead by three gunmen at Jangiburu Ghati under Manjhari police station.

Initial report had said that the woman accompanying the jawan was her wife but it was later confirmed that she was his mother.

The couple were not in speaking terms ever since Pingua came to know about his wife’s extra-marital affair around six months ago, the DSP said.

Pingua was posted at Kishangunj district of Bihar.

Soy said a hunt was on to apprehend the assailants.