Avinash Kumar

Avinash Kumar

Avinash, a senior correspondent, reports on crime, railways, defence and social sector, with specialisation in police, home department and other investigation agencies.

Articles by Avinash Kumar
Nitish said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI Photo/File/Representational )
Nitish said Bihar was ranked 23 in the country on the number of crimes reported and added that the law of the land was followed in the state.(ANI Photo/File/Representational )

Upset with questions on Indigo manager murder case, Nitish tears into Opposition

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 03:46 PM IST
  • Kumar attacked the Opposition led by RJD and suggested that they should look at the crime record when they were in power in Bihar.
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The court also fined the monk <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>20,000.(HT File photo )
The court also fined the monk 20,000.(HT File photo )

Monk from royal Thai monastery jailed for 10 years for sex with teen in Bihar

PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 09:38 PM IST
Judge Ashutosh Kumar Upadhyay ordered the district administration to give 2 lakh to the victim.
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bihar: 7 get life term for raping a girl, sharing video of assault on social media

UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2021 11:09 AM IST
The convicts raped the 15-year-old schoolgirl at gunpoint in Nalanda district when she was visiting a hilltop with a friend; they were arrested after the video went viral on social media
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New Delhi: In this undated photo, is seen Station Head of Indigo Airlines Rupesh Singh. Singh was shot dead by unidentified bike borne criminals on Tuesday night, Jan. 12, 2021 in Patna. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_13_2021_000176B)(PTI)
New Delhi: In this undated photo, is seen Station Head of Indigo Airlines Rupesh Singh. Singh was shot dead by unidentified bike borne criminals on Tuesday night, Jan. 12, 2021 in Patna. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_13_2021_000176B)(PTI)

Bihar Police set up SIT to nab killers of IndiGo’s Patna station manager

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 05:21 PM IST
  • Police said the killers seemed to be professional hit men but have so far not been able to ascertain the identity of the shooters or who hired them.
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Bihar: Unidentified men allegedly rape, try to blind a 17-year-old girl

UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:57 AM IST
The girl, who was due to take her class 10 exams, was rushed to hospital hours after her family found her unconscious. A doctor, who treated her, told reporters the girl’s condition is critical
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Thirty-year-old Dharmendra Manjhi, who was arrested on charges of liquor smuggling on Friday, had died while being taken to police station from the court on Saturday.(Representative image)
Thirty-year-old Dharmendra Manjhi, who was arrested on charges of liquor smuggling on Friday, had died while being taken to police station from the court on Saturday.(Representative image)

Bihar rights body seeks report over custodial death of Dalit man

PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Police claimed that late on Saturday the man’s health deteriorated and he was taken to the hospital. But the doctors declared him dead on arrival.
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Representational image.

Bihar: Interstate online fraud racket busted, 16 arrested in Gaya

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 02:18 PM IST
The arrested members of the gang obtained numbers and addresses of online shoppers and lured customers with attractive offers
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Police said they were tipped off about the presence of the robbers in Patna as they had gathered to distribute the looted money among themselves. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Police said they were tipped off about the presence of the robbers in Patna as they had gathered to distribute the looted money among themselves. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Robbers held hours after looting a bank in Bihar

UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 03:47 PM IST
The gang looted over 17 lakh at gunpoint and shot at a vendor, who caught one of the robbers near the bank.
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Raushan used to dress as personnel of army medical corps, Rajputana Rifles and others(HT Photo)
Raushan used to dress as personnel of army medical corps, Rajputana Rifles and others(HT Photo)

Imposter trained youth for jobs in Indian Army, nabbed after MI tip-off

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 12:28 PM IST
  • During interrogation it was found that Raushan was once an army aspirant who later turned into an imposter.
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Pictures of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a woman, went viral on social media within a few hours of his alleged abduction.(HT Photp)
Pictures of Shivam, in a nuptial knot with a woman, went viral on social media within a few hours of his alleged abduction.(HT Photp)

Bihar man abducted at gunpoint and married forcefully in instance of ‘Pakadua Vivah’

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 04:53 PM IST
‘Pakadua Vivah’ or forced marriage is a regular occurrence reported mainly from Munger, Nawada, Khagaria and Begusarai districts of the state.
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Police said that Jitendra, who used to run a canteen at the Patna-Gaya national highway was gunned down near Lodipur village barely 500 metres from the Jehanabad SP’s residence on December 23. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Police said that Jitendra, who used to run a canteen at the Patna-Gaya national highway was gunned down near Lodipur village barely 500 metres from the Jehanabad SP’s residence on December 23. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

CRPF jawan, 3 contract killers held for murder of former colleague in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST
According to reports, the police arrested four people including CRPF jawan Dayanand Paswan, currently posted in Latehar (Jharkhand), shooters—Santosh Nutt, Dhananjay Nutt—besides Fantush, who was also involved in the crime. One of the shooters, Manoj Sapera of Nawada and the deceased’s cousin Lavkush, who were also part of the plot are still at large.
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Two men were killed when a truck toppled on a bike while two others lost their lives when another truck rammed into an autorickshaw.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
Two men were killed when a truck toppled on a bike while two others lost their lives when another truck rammed into an autorickshaw.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

4 killed, BJP MLA among 4 injured in separate road accidents in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | HIndustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 08:55 PM IST
The BJP MLA’s two bodyguards and driver were also injured in the accident when a truck collided with the lawmaker’s SUV.
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Representational image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Bihar: Man hacked to death for being in a relationship with neighbour’s wife

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 05:04 PM IST
Police said that late Sunday, the victim came to the neighbour’s house to meet his wife. The neighbour’s family caught him and hacked him to death
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Kumar Ravi, district magistrate (DM) Patna has now been made a secretary of the building construction department.(HT Photo)
Kumar Ravi, district magistrate (DM) Patna has now been made a secretary of the building construction department.(HT Photo)

Administrative reshuffle in Bihar: 27 IAS, 38 IPS officers shifted

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Patna DM Kumar Ravi was appointed as secretary of the building construction department and holds the charge of MD, Bihar state building construction corporation
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Police have started probes into all the murders.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)
Police have started probes into all the murders.(Representational Photo/Getty Images)

Five murders in three districts rock Bihar on bloody Thursday

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 08:09 PM IST
While a man and his son were killed in Gopalganj, two deaths were reported from Aurangabad and one from Samastipur district.
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Image for representation.

Man abducts boy to bribe his way to become a police constable

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 12:11 AM IST
Police said that during interrogation, one of the abductors revealed that he wanted a job as a police constable and a middleman asked him to arrange money.
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The government notification in this regard said the promotions would be effective from January 1, 2021.(HT Photo)
The government notification in this regard said the promotions would be effective from January 1, 2021.(HT Photo)

7 IAS officers promoted in Bihar, Patna DM gets secretary rank

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 12:24 PM IST
Promoted to the rank of principal secretary, Srinivasan, will continue to serve as the chief electoral officer of Bihar.
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The overshooting of the signal by the express train caused a huge alarm.(Courtesy- Indianrail.info.com)
The overshooting of the signal by the express train caused a huge alarm.(Courtesy- Indianrail.info.com)

Express train overshoots red signal by 500 metres, crew suspended

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 01:11 PM IST
The train overshot the red signal, technically known as Signal Passing at Danger (SPAD), by 500 metres leading to suspension of the loco pilot and the assistant loco pilot as per the railway safety protocol.
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Police had even extracted a confession from the accused that they had murdered the woman, resulting them being jailed.(Representational Photo)
Police had even extracted a confession from the accused that they had murdered the woman, resulting them being jailed.(Representational Photo)

After Bihar police jailed in-laws for her murder, woman found alive

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:41 PM IST
After three months of investigations, the police arrested three persons including a woman, claiming that the trio had confessed to the missing woman’s murder.
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The police have not found any suicide note in the house. (Representative photo)
The police have not found any suicide note in the house. (Representative photo)

CRPF jawan comes home, found dead days later; father blames wife

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 04:07 PM IST
The jawan’s father, Ashok Singh, has told the police that his son took the extreme step because of constant quarrel and torture by his wife, Anita Devi.
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Srijan scam accused being produced in CBI court, in Patna. Total number of FIRs lodged in the infamous Srijan scam has reached 25(PTI Photo/File?Representational)
Srijan scam accused being produced in CBI court, in Patna. Total number of FIRs lodged in the infamous Srijan scam has reached 25(PTI Photo/File?Representational)

Bihar’s Srijan scam gets even bigger, another FIR lodged for missing Rs 100 crore

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 01:00 PM IST
The fresh siphoning off government money came to light after an accountant general conducted a special audit of the welfare department, Bhagalpur.
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Police said around 20 Maoists arrived at the site searching for an official of the company. When they did not find him, police added, they assaulted those working there, asking them to stop the work. (HT Photo)
Police said around 20 Maoists arrived at the site searching for an official of the company. When they did not find him, police added, they assaulted those working there, asking them to stop the work. (HT Photo)

Maoists attack bridge construction site in Bihar, rough up workers: Police

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:26 PM IST
One of the injured labourers, Nandlal, told police that a dozen-odd men raided their site to know how they could start the construction work without taking ‘permission’ from them.
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Image for representation.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Image for representation.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times)

For the fourth time, Bihar policemen take oath against alcohol consumption

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 09:07 PM IST
Bihar police personnel had taken similar oaths in 2016, 2018 and 2019 to follow the prohibition.
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While reading out judgment through video conferencing, the judge said that accused would be sentenced to hanging till death under the Section 302 of the IPC(SHUTTERSTOCK/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
While reading out judgment through video conferencing, the judge said that accused would be sentenced to hanging till death under the Section 302 of the IPC(SHUTTERSTOCK/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Man sentenced to death for rape-murder of 3-year-old girl in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Patna, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 20, 2020 12:39 PM IST
While delivering the order, special judge-cum-additional district and session judge of the POCSO court termed the case “heinous”.
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Bihar police personnel checked vehicles across the districts to nab criminals wanted by the police.(HTPhoto/Representational)
Bihar police personnel checked vehicles across the districts to nab criminals wanted by the police.(HTPhoto/Representational)

It took only a 4 hour vehicle-checking drive to arrest 65 criminals in Bihar

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 10:47 AM IST
The special drive was launched across the state to check the rise in cases of kidnapping, loot, dacoity and other criminal activities in the state
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Patna high court took up the case suo moto following news reports.(HT Photo)
Patna high court took up the case suo moto following news reports.(HT Photo)

Another attack on judicial officer in Bihar, Patna HC takes cognisance

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 12:48 PM IST
Additional district and session judge Jai Kishore Dubey of Hilsa court in Nalanda district and his driver Sanjay Prasad were attacked by some bikers.
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Former MLA’s son was one among the three major murders that took place in Bihar in the past few hours.(Shutterstock Image)
Former MLA’s son was one among the three major murders that took place in Bihar in the past few hours.(Shutterstock Image)

Former MLA’s son murdered as Nitish battles onslaught over law and order

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 02:36 PM IST
A senior police station said the reason behind the incident could be old enmity, according to preliminary probe. A murder case has been registered against unknown men.
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Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Migrant labourer shot dead in Bihar’s Jamui village

By Avinash Kumar | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Following the killing, irate villagers blocked Jamui-Sikandra road and disrupted vehicular traffic for over four hours. The protesters accused police of inaction since the wife of the main accused is a Bihar Police constable
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Santosh Kumar,Sheohar SP, made a presentation before PM Narendra Modi and senior officials of the home ministry at the top police officers’conference.(Sourced Photo)
Santosh Kumar,Sheohar SP, made a presentation before PM Narendra Modi and senior officials of the home ministry at the top police officers’conference.(Sourced Photo)

IPS officer with IT skills makes policing accessible, accountable in Bihar district

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 04:04 PM IST
The police-people mobile app interface is the brainchild of 2014 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Santosh Kumar, posted as Sheohar SP
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Police say they have arrested three accused and a hunt for the remaining three is going on.(Getty Images/Representational)
Police say they have arrested three accused and a hunt for the remaining three is going on.(Getty Images/Representational)

Bihar youth killed in road rage after marriage party attacked by armed miscreants

By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 01:09 PM IST
According to the police, the incident happened on Thursday midnight when a group of people in a SUV had an argument with the occupants of a car and riders on a motorcycle while returning from Buxar to Rohtas.
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