Bandh in Chatra after Congress leader shot dead

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Chatra is observing bandh today in protest against the murder of its district president of the Congress Shankar Prasad Sahu.

The bandh called by the Congress party evoked partial response.While some shops and market complexes downed shutters,traffic reportedly remained normal.

Sahu was near a temple in Chatra when he was shot at.He received bullet on his back.On way to the local hospital,he said that he was shot at by one Kanhai Pandey due to land dispute.

Later,when he was referred to the Ranchi based RIMS hospital,Sahu was rushed to Ranchi.But on way he breathed his last.

When asked what was the motive behind his murder Chatra Dy SP A Lakra said:”Personal rivalry.”

Lakra said that Pandey was detained for interrogations.

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