Patna, March 28 (IANS) An under-trial prisoner was shot dead in the district court Bihar's Saharsa by a band of unidentified assailants, an official said.
Prabhakar Kumar, a murder accused, was brought to district court for the hearing when four bike-borne assailants opened fire on him, killing him on the spot.
Following the incident, the assailants managed to flee from the court campus while waving their firearms in the air. Soon a large number of court employees and visitors assembled at the place.
District SP Lipi Singh also visited the spot.
SDPO Sadar, who is heading the investigation, told IANS that four assailants came to the court campus and opened fire on an under trial prisoner. "We are scanning the CCTV footage of the court campus to identify them," the official added.
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