Army jawan shot dead, robbed of Rs two lakh
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Last Updated: Monday, April 04, 2011, 19:38
Ballia: An army man, a close relative of a ruling BSP MLA in Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead and robbed of Rs two lakh by some unidentified persons in a village in Ballia on Monday.

Raj Kumar Maurya, the 38-year-old jawan, was returning home along with his relative Dheeraj after withdrawing money from a bank when five unknown persons fired at them in Sasna Bahadurpur village, police said.

The jawan, a close relative of BSP MLA Kedar Nath Verma, died instantly while Dheeraj escaped unhurt.

The attackers fled with Raj Kumar's bag containing Rs two lakh, police said adding a hunt had been launched to nab them.

The jawan was posted at Chindwada and was on leave, they said.


First Published: Monday, April 04, 2011, 19:38

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