LUCKNOW: A day after dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi’s murder in Baghpat jail, his alleged killer Sunil Rathi told police that the don’s killing happened in the spur of the moment and was not a premeditated act.
Rathi revealed that Bajrangi had called him ‘chubby’ which infuriated him and he killed the gangster after a heated argument, police sources said.
Rathi said, “I took affront to him calling me fat. I objected to his statement and we got into a heated debate.”
He claimed that it was Bajrangi who had pulled a pistol on him and Rathi snatched it and pumped all the bullets into the gangster.
However, eyewitnesses refuted Rathi’s statement and claimed that he shot Bajrangi point blank without any provocation and altercation while the don was taking a stroll in the garden outside the isolation cell he was lodged in. Bajrangi could even run to take shelter and Rathi used his own pistol to eliminate the gangster.
Principal Secretary Home, Arvind Kumar said, “There are many versions about the circumstances surrounding the killing. Every aspect will be probed as judicial and magisterial probes are on and the truth will be revealed soon,” he stated.
Meanwhile, UP DGP refuted allegations of security lapses claiming that Bajrangi was brought from Jhansi to Baghpat under tight security cover as the travel time between the two jails was around 12 hours.