Man killed over sand mining dispute
Awadesh Kumar, a 27-year-old from Rohtas district, was allegedly abducted and murdered following a dispute over sand mining, police said on Friday.
The police said Awadesh, a resident of Darihat, and his brother Ajay Kumar were kidnapped on Thursday evening when they had gone to their agricultural field on the banks of the Sone.
Ajay, 31, was released on Friday morning after being assaulted but Awadesh, a tractor driver, was taken to an unknown destination. His body was later recovered from the Darihat sand mining ghat.
Ajay told the police Awadesh was beaten up by the two contractors of the sand mining ghat on Wednesday over lifting of sand. “He was threatened with dire consequences by the contractors. On Thursday, we were taken hostage by the contractors, and on Friday, my brother’s body was found,” he mourned.