Two weeks ago, four Indian volleyball players were brutally murdered based on a prior dispute with a local gang. In an update to the story, the head gangster, Pinku Jha, was arrested yesterday at the house of an arms smuggler in a village in Munger district.
The arrest went down with the help of 21 police officers, some were on loan from the DIG (eastern range) Vikas Vaibhav. There, however, were a number of police outside of the 21 that helped Jha evade arrest despite the special investigation team conducting raids on the arms smuggler’s house.
During interrogations with police, Jha ordered the deaths of the four volleyball players because he suspected them of having agreed to plan the murder of him. This is where Jha lured the players to a “local volleyball match” where they were made to drink alcohol at a party and when they were drunk were taken to the Ganga to he shot dead by his gang members. Additionally, the players were said to be chopped up into little pieces, put into sacks and thrown into the Ganga.
The four players have been identified as Pradip Jha, 24, Shravan Chaudhary, 25, Saurav Kumar Rai, 26, and Chhotu Chaudhary, 30. Kumar Rai had participated in the junior national volleyball championship. The bodies have not been recovered despite several search operations in the river.
The story given by Jha matches with a previously arrested man.