The 2 day long high voltage drama over the disappearance of sand and stone chips supplier Ranjit Rai came to an end on Sunday evening following the recovery of his body from a chamber of Balaji Adhesive Chemical Factory located on Digha-Ashiana Road. City SP, Patna, Manu Mahraj said that Rai’s body was recovered close to the spot from where his blood-stained motor cycle was earlier found.
DSP [law order] L M Sharma said Rai was stabbed to death and his body was kept in a drum. The drum was put into the chamber located behind the factory and a cement cover was placed over it.
As the news of recovery of Rai’s body spread, local residents, including the deceased’s family members, reached Digha police station and demanded handing over the body to the family. The agitated residents blocked the Patna-Danapur road for the second successive day, demanding immediate recovery of Rai.
The angry locals burnt the effigy of CM Nitish Kumar and raised slogans against the police. RJD MP Ram Kripal Yadav met Rai’s family members. The entire Digha market wore a deserted look. Heavy police deployment was made to avert any untoward incident.
The law & order detracting firstly in Bihar and the police failed to handle the situation effectively