On Wednesday, two unidentified bike-borne assailants allegedly opened fire inside a private nursing facility in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, killing a nurse and critically injuring a doctor. The doctor’s condition is believed to be grave, and he is fighting for his life. Baby Kumari, a nurse who worked at a private hospital in front of the government guest house on the Sitamarhi-Dumra road, has been identified as the deceased nurse.
According to eyewitnesses, the perpetrators targeted Harishanker Mahto, a doctor, and Baby Kumari was caught in the crossfire. She died on the spot, while Mahto was wounded three times and is fighting for his life in the hospital. “Dr Mahato has three gunshots in his chest, hands, and feet,” said Dr Praveen Kumar, who is treating the injured doctor. The procedure was completed.”
Harkishore Rai, Superintendant of Police, Sitamarhi said, “We have detained one person. There are family disputes regarding Dr Mahato’s two marriages. Taking note of all these points, we have started an investigation.”
“When Mahto reached the clinic on Tuesday evening and as soon as he stepped out of the car, two bike-borne assailants came and opened fire on him. Baby Kumari was also standing there. She was there to receive Dr. Harishankar Mahto. We have detained one person and further investigation is on to identify the accused,” Rai said.
According to sources, Sitamarhi Police is questioning the nephew of the doctor. The matter is likely to be related to a land dispute. Dr Mahato was running the nursing home along with his wife Dr. Shabnam.