An airport manager of IndiGo airlines was on Tuesday night shot dead in Patna’s Punaichak area under Shashtri Nagar police station. Unidentified assailants on bike shot at Rupesh Kumar Singh outside his residence as he was returning from work.
Singh was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries.
According to SSP Upendra Sharma, investigation is underway and footage from nearby CCTV cameras is being scanned for evidence. He assured that the culprit will soon be arrested. The reason behind the attack remains unknown.
The airline issued a statement expressing grief at the demise of the Patna airport manager. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. We are in contact with his family and providing them our full support, while cooperating with the relevant authorities in the ongoing investigation,” it said.
Singh is survived by his parents, wife and two children.