A 30-year-old alleged history-sheeter of Ghazipur was gunned down by unidentified assailants under Chaubeypur police station area of Varanasi Monday. Police have registered a case against unidentified persons.
Police said the incident occurred around 10 am when Rakesh Yadav, son of Dulare Yadav, of Daudpur village in Ghazipur, was going with six persons on three motorcycles to Chandauli this morning.
“Three persons were trailing Yadav. When Yadav crossed over to the Varanasi border at a bridge in Rajawari, he was shot in his head at close range by one of three persons, who had been trailing them,” said Circle Officer (Pindra), Paramhans Mishra. Yadav was killed on the spot, he added.
Preliminary probe revealed Yadav was on his way to Chandauli with acquaintances and associates. “He was going there in connection with the bail of a murder accused. It appears somebody from within group had tipped-off the assailants. As soon as Yadav entered Varanasi, they shot him and fled back to Ghazipur,” said Mishra.
Yadav had a total of 11 cases registered at Khanpur police station in Ghazipur. These pertained to attempt to murder, loot, opening fire on police party, NDPS Act and other heinous cases. He also had criminal cases registered at various stations in Varanasi.
“His father was also a history-sheeter, and had served out life sentence in connection with dacoity. Some other family members of the victim are also allegedly involved in criminal incidents,” said Mishra.
A case of murder against unidentified persons has been registered at Chaubeypur police station on basis of a complaint of an an associate of Yadav.
“We suspect that the family members of the victim are aware of assailants identity, but have refrained from naming anybody fearing the police might dig into their own criminal records,” said Mishra.