• Railway contractor Virendra Thakur shot dead in Lucknow
  • He was also a wanted criminal in Bihar
  • A case has been registered in this regard

Unidentified armed assailants, who came in police uniform, shot dead a railway contractor in the Neelmatha area under Cantonment police station of Lucknow on Saturday. The deceased, identified as Virendra Thakur, was a wanted history sheeter of Bihar and was named in over 30 criminal cases in West Champaran. The assailants donned the


After Thakur was shot dead, his second wife, Khusboon Tara, filed an FIR against her first spouse Priyanka Thakur, her lover Bittu Jaiswal and Firdos.


A preliminary police probe reveals that Thakur became a victim of a honeytrap in 2019 and was attacked at Lucknow railway station. He had sustained bullet injuries in his rib cage but, despite the attack, he signed multiple contracts in Bihar’s Narkatiaganj.

Later on, it was revealed that it was Firdos, who has been named in the FIR, who had given instructions to shoot Thakur. When the Government Railway Police investigated the case, the names of Firdos and Bittu Jiaswal cropped up in the case and six accused, including two women, were sent to jail. However, Firdos and Bittu Jaiswal were on the run after this case.

Interestingly, Firdos turned out to be the cousin of Thakur’s second wife, Khusboon Tara. It is being suspected that Firdos had attacked Thakur to take revenge as the latter married his cousin.

Now, Bittu Jaiswal has tied knot to Thakur’s first wife Priyanka and Khusboon Tara now believes that Priyanka had conspired with Firdos and Jaiswal to kill Thakur.