Cattle trader shot dead in Bihar

Patna: A cattle trader was shot dead and his money was looted by criminals in Bihar’s Samastipur district, police said on Friday.

Police officer Amit Kumar said Mohd Mumtaz was killed after Rs 5 lakh cash looted from him by three motorcycle-borne men near Gangauli Manda Chaur late Thursday evening.

According to police, Mumtaz along with a friend was on way to Bachwara after buying cattle from a village when the criminals surrounded them. The criminal demanded money from the victim and shot him dead when he tried to resist.

His friend managed to escape from the site and raised an alarm, forcing the criminals to flee.