Bihar Police Officer Fatally Shot by Cattle Smugglers in Samastipur

In a tragic incident, the Station House Officer (SHO) of Mohanpur police station in Samastipur, Bihar, lost his life after being shot by cattle smugglers. The incident occurred during a cattle theft investigation, according to local authorities.

SHO Nandkishore Yadav was critically injured after being shot above the eye by members of a cattle smuggling gang. Despite undergoing treatment at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna, Yadav succumbed to his injuries, leaving the police force and the community in shock.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Vinay Kumar provided details of the incident, explaining that a series of cattle thefts had been reported in the Mohanpur area. SHO Yadav was actively investigating these cases when a gang from Nalanda was identified as potential suspects. The police team managed to apprehend three thieves along with a truck and a pickup vehicle. During the course of their interrogation, the thieves provided information about other gang members. SHO Yadav and his team proceeded to confront the additional suspects, leading to a confrontation where shots were fired. Tragically, a bullet struck SHO Yadav above the eye, resulting in his fatal injury.

After the incident, SHO Yadav was swiftly transported to a hospital in Begusarai before being transferred to IGIMS due to his deteriorating condition.

The circumstances surrounding the incident have raised questions and concerns. The deceased officer’s family has challenged the police’s version of events and alleged that he was coerced into conducting the cattle theft investigation. Additionally, the family expressed frustration that they were initially informed of the officer’s injury as a result of an accident, without being made aware of the actual incident.

The untimely demise of SHO Nandkishore Yadav has underscored the challenges and risks faced by law enforcement officers in their pursuit of justice. The incident has sparked conversations about the safety of officers and the need for effective measures to curb criminal activities that endanger the lives of both officers and civilians.

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