PATNA: Armed criminals shot dead an under-trial prisoner who had been brought to the court for his production in a case on Thursday, creating panic in the areas.
The incident took place in the Betia court premises in West Champaran district.
The victim identified as Babloo Dube had been brought to the court for his production in a case when the criminals fired shots at him, killing him on the spot, as per media reports.
Reports said the criminals pumped five bullets in to his body before fleeing the scene. Police have begun investigation in the case.
The victim too is said to have criminal background.