Jharkhand: Dismissed police officer arrested for killing his relatives

Jamshedpur: A dismissed police officer has been held for allegedly killing his relatives at Kankidih village in Patamda block of East Singhbhum district here, police said on Thursday.

“Shashibhusan Singh Sardar, who killed his relatives over a dispute involving money was arrested from Chano village last Wednesday. During interrogation, he confessed that he killed his maternal aunt Jyotsna Singh Sardar (40) and her husband Banmali Singh Sardar (65), a retired teacher,” SP (Rural) Shailendra Prasad Burnwal said.

According to police, the accused has asked for money from the victims and killed them when he didn’t get the same.

The SP said, “The accused had demanded Rs 60,000 from Banmali and was even assured of getting the amount. When the victims failed to give him the money, he killed them.”

“Shashibhusan stayed back at Banmali’s place after attending a social function with him. It was during his stay that he killed his aunt, Jyotsna, with a sharp weapon and dumped her body in a nearby well. He later killed Banmali in his sleep,” the officer said.

After getting the information, a police team went to the spot and recovered the decomposed body of Banmali Singh Sardar. His wife’s body was recovered a week later.

“While the body of the retired teacher was recovered from a room of his house, the body of his wife Jyotsna was recovered from a nearby well,” Burnwal said.

A case has been registered in this regard and investigation is underway, he added.

The police said that Shashibhusan was dismissed as “he kept absconding from his duty repeatedly despite several warnings.”

The accused had joined the force as a police constable in 2009 in East Singhbhum district and got dismissed in 2011, Burnwal said.