A 23-year old girl from Indore, who was working in a stock marketing firm in Delhi, was shot dead in cold blood in one of the busiest localities of Patna.
The girl, Shristi Jain was gunned down by a youth, while she was travelling in an auto-rickshaw to board a train for Indore at Patna Junction. Police said prima facie it was a case of love affair.
The girl had her hands tattooed. While her one hand was tattooed with “Maa’’, the other hand carried a sentence: “Some love one, some love two. I love one, that is you’’ with abbreviated name ‘’RS’’, said to be the name of her boyfriend.
The incident happened at a stone’’s throw distance from the Jakkanpur police station, inter-state bus terminus and Patna’’s new educational hub comprising Chanakya National law University (CNLU), Chandragupta Institute of Management (CIMP) and Aryabhatt Knowledge Unievrsity (AKU). The assailant, however, managed to escape easily after carrying of daring operation.
Police suspect it to be a case related to a love affair
Police suspect it to be a case related to a love affair due to the circumstantial evidences and tatoos. Police said, the accused has also been identified, who used a licence revolver to kill his girlfriend.
Though the victim was rushed to a nearby hospital, she breathed her last before reaching there and finding her ‘’love’’, which brought her to Patna. The doctor pronounced her dead at the hospital. Her body was later sent for postmortem.
“Preliminary investigations suggest that the girl reached in the state capital on January 23 by air and she along with one Rajnish Singh of Vaishali hired two separate rooms in a hotel in Jakkanpur. The police has begun probe into reason of the killing,” said ADG (headquarters) Sunil Kumar, adding that the girl received four bullets into his body.
City SP in Patna, Dhurat Saayli Savlaram told HT that the victim is an employee of a private company of stock marketing. “She checked-in in the hotel at around 2.10 pm and got room number 107, while her alleged boyfriend had already booked room No. 106 at around 11.35 am the same day, as per the records of the hotel,” she added.
According to police, Rajnish stayed in his room with one Anjani Kumar Singh. However, according to hotel staff, he stayed with the girl in her room. On Sunday all three checked-out from the hotel, but girl returned shortly due to non-confirmation of her train reservation to Indore.
Boy was involved in heated argument with Shristi for unknown reasons
On Monday, according to a hotel manager, Rajnish arrived at the room of the Shristi and was involved in heated argument with her for unknown reasons. “The boy was in anger and was saying that he had spent Rs 1 lakh on the girl and would not allow her to go like this. The girl, however, insisted that she would go. Subsequently, the girl requested the hotel manager to arrange an auto-rickshaw for Patna Junction,” he added.
The auto driver said that the boy followed the auto and wanted it to stop. “However, I did not stop, as the girl insisted that she wanted to go to the railway station. Finally, the boy shot her,” he added.
Girl had put her profile on shaddi.com, says her father
The girl’s father, Sushil Jain, said the girl had put her profile on shaddi.com and some people from Biahr had liked it. “She had gone to Patna for talks in this regard. She had called up on Monday morning also that she would give details on her arrival,” he added.
Police have registered the murder case against unidentified accused and launched a manhunt.
Police sources said the involvement of someone closer to the family could not be ruled out as the police found 2 plates of refreshments near the kitchen.
Here in Indore, the girl’s parents lived in Sneh Nagar, and her uncle Manish Gupta was the only person in the house as her father Suhir Jain, her mother Mamta Jain and sister Shagun Jain had left for Patna after receiving the news of Shristi’s death from Patna police.
Manish Gupta said that her niece worked in Delhi and had gone to Patna on an official assignment. He said that Shristi had talked to him at 5.30 pm on Sunday and then again with her mother at around 8 pm. He said that they were not in a condition to reveal more details. He said they were planning to bring her body to Indore for cremation.