Police blame wife, in-laws for lawyer’s murder

Patna: A day after a lawyer with the Patna High Court was shot dead by motorcycle-borne criminals here, police on Thursday said his wife and in-laws were behind the killing.

Jitendar Kumar was shot on Wednesday in Rajeev Nagar locality, killing him instantly.

Claiming the victim’s wife and in-laws were behind his murder, Deputy Inspector General Rajesh Kumar said the killing was a result of a dispute over property and land.

Four persons, including his wife, have been detained for interrogation.

Inspector General of Police N.H. Khan has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the crime.