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Hotel management institute director murdered

Director of Sams Institute of Hotel Management, 40-year- old RK Singh was shot dead by miscreants in Rathyatra area under Bhelupur police station on Saturday night.

india Updated: Apr 22, 2007 22:16 IST

Director of Sams Institute of Hotel Management, 40-year- old RK Singh was shot dead by miscreants in Rathyatra area under Bhelupur police station on Saturday night. The assailants fled. Singh's murder is the second such killing in less than 20 hours in the same area.

Agitated institute students staged a demonstration in different parts of the city. They even damaged a publicity vehicle of a political party.

Singh, resident of Paharia area, was running a hotel management institute in Harahuwa area. He, along with a friend, had gone to Rathyatra to attend a marriage. As he came out after attending the function, two miscreants approached him and one of them fired at Singh from a point blank range. Singh slumped to the floor and died. Singh's friend, aghast at what had happened ran back to the venue to get help.

The cops took Singh to the hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. The police are trying to find the cause of the murder. Sources say RK Singh had recently slapped a labour on his institute premises over some fault in repair work. Resultantly, the contractor and the director had an argument over the issue. Singh originally was a resident of Chhapra district in Bihar. Earlier, he was running his institute at Rathyatra but the institute was shifted to Harahuwa area two years ago. He is survived by his wife and three kids.

It should be noted the city's crime graph has suddenly risen within the last four days with criminals not hesitating to murder people. Three criminals had made an abortive attempt to kill a car agency owner in Varuna area while in another incident miscreants looted a trader's family on Thursday.

Even as the loot case has yet to be worked out, miscreants have brazenly shot dead two persons within the last 24 hours.

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