Patna High Court lawyer shot dead: A Patna High Court lawyer was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Wednesday in Rajvanshi Nagar. The deceased has been identified as 55-year-old Jitendra Kumar, a practising lawyer at Patna High Court. A team of senior police officials has reached the spot and the area has been cordoned off. The incident took place around 10:00 am this morning, reports said. Police said it has registered a case against unidentified persons and a hunt has been launched to nab the assailants behind the attack.

His body has been sent for postmortem, a senior police official said. Police suspect property dispute as a prime reason the attack. It comes a day after a police constable, identified as Mukesh Singh, was shot dead by criminals. The incident took place on National Highway-31 near Patna Central School in the capital around 7:00 pm on Monday. This is a developing story. More details are awaited. 

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