Jamshedpur , Jan 16: Though 24 hours have passed since a 21-year-old youth was shot dead by two bike-borne criminals under Ulidih thana area in Mango, the police have not been able to crack the case.
The local Congress MLA Banna Gupta inquired about the investigation and demanded the Ulidih thana OC, Chandra Shekhar Kumar to detect the case as early as possible.
Suman Rakshit (21) who was a resident of Patel Path in Ulidih was shot dead by two bike-borne criminals on Wednesday morning.
The police suspect the case to be result of dispute arising out of cricket betting.
Deputy superintendent of police (Patamda) Vijay Kumar Mahto said they are scanning CCTV footage of the assailants, but they are yet to reach to conclusion.
” We are yet to reach to conclusion. We will have to depend on the call details records (CDR) of the victim’s cellphone so as to reach to those who killed him. We are in the process of obtaining the CDR of the said cellphone,” said Mahto.
Replying to a query, the DSP (Patamda) said that the matters related to obtaining CDRs are handled by the technical cell of the district police.
“The cricket betting net has raised its ugly head in the steel city and has posed a big challenge for police to crack down on the racket. I am of the opinion that electronic and physical survelliance systems should be beefed up and existing links with various intelligence agencies strengthened to deal with the situation. On the playground the T-20 format may have given chance to select players to churn easy money but off the field the league has given rise to one of the biggest betting rackets in the city too luring the youths to mint easy money. Several youths have fallen prey to the racket,” said an official.