An unprecedented bizarre murder case of Lucknow happened on Saturday morning when the successor of a slain officer too was killed in the same manner as the predecessor was killed five months ago. The second murder, in the manner it was executed, turned out to be a carbon copy of the first.
Two youth on a motorcycle shot the chief medical officer of the family welfare department, Dr BP Singh, 52, near his residence while he was out on a morning walk. Singh was not alone on the walk---a friend Dr PK Singh too was along.
The incident happened at 6.30 am when the morning walkers reached across the house number 3/107, Vishesh Khand, Gomti Nagar. The spot is barely 500 meter from the house where the victim lived. Dr PK Singh was walking along with the CMO BP Singh and some walkers were little behind. In panic Dr Singh leapt and fell into a 10 feet deep drain.
All other morning walkers and passers by scurried for a cover—behind trees or walls.
The walkers grouped near fallen Singh after the killers sped away. Dr PK Singh too was pulled out of the drain. They informed the police control room.
The police said that the killers fired 12 rounds of which the CMO was hit by seven. They said this on the basis of twelve empty shells and a live cartridge of .765 bore pistol that they found at the spot.
The senior police and district officers including the deputy inspector general of police Dhruv Kant Thakur and the district magistrate Anil Kumar Sagar too reached the spot.
On October 27, 2010, BP Singh predecessor Dr Vinod Kumar Arya was shot dead in the same manner barely 200 meters from his Vikas Nagar’s Sector 14 residence when he was returning from his morning walk. He too was posted to the post of CMO family welfare few weeks before the murder happened. He was the first person to get the post after the formation of this post for specific works of National Rural Health Mission and other family welfare related projects.
Since Arya murder the post was vacant. Finally, BP Singh assumed the post on February 26. He too is dead now.