Bihar Ex-MLA Held For Hiring Contract Killers To Kill Daughter


Patna: Police here have arrested a former MLA for hiring contract killers to kill his daughter after she married a man of another caste.

According to reports, the accused Surendra Sharma was apprehended on Sunday after the hitmen, whom he had paid Rs 20 lakh for the “honour killing”, revealed his name to the police.

“An attempt was made on his daughter’s life on the intervening night of July 1-2. The woman, who lives in Shri Krishna Puri police station area, lodged a police complaint that she had been fired at by unidentified persons, who sped away on a motorcycle after missing the target,” a senior official said.

An intensive search operation was launched and on Saturday, Abhishek alias Chhote Sarkar, who heads the gang, was arrested along with two of his associates.

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