In an apparent case of unrequited love, a member of the Bihar women kabaddi team was killed by a CRPF trooper on Wednesday, just a day before the state’s contingent was to leave for the National Games in Ranchi.
Her teammates took Manisha Devi to the Rajeshwar Nursing Home, where the doctors declared her "brought dead".
The trooper later shot himself and is in a critical condition in hospital.
After she had finished the day’s practice, jawan Yashwant Singh intercepted Manisha and delivered several blows on her and then shot her with his carbine. It is learnt that the trooper asked wanted her mobile number, which she did not give. He had reportedly been stalking her for some time.
Later Singh also shot himself in the stomach and has been admitted to the Patna Medical College Hospital (PMCH) in a critical condition.
Patna SP Mannu Maharaj said the reason behind the killing was not known but investigation had started.
The Railway Minister Mamta Banerjee expressed shock and greave over the incident and directed the executive director of railway board Jhanjha Tripathi to reach Patna immediately.
Special arrangements are being made for the travel of family members of Manisha's from Himachal Pradesh to Patna. She instructed to provide all necessary help to the family members of Manisha.