Patna: A case of abduction and death of a professor is drawing much attention in Bihar. The professor, Vipin Kishor Mishra, was abducted on September 24, 2022, after leaving the college in the evening in Araria. The case took a tragic turn when, four months after the professor’s kidnapping, his wife, Premlata Mishra, passed away.
The High Court took up the case after the professor’s daughter, Anjali, filed a petition through her lawyer Sanjiv Kumar, leading to the formation of two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) for further investigation, which claimed the professor to be dead.
After a year and a half of investigation, now a new twist has emerged in the kidnapping case. The police informed Patna High Court that Vipin Kishor Mishra’s brother, Bhuvan Kishor Mishra, along with his sons and son-in-law, was involved in the professor’s kidnapping. The police also presented crucial evidence in this regard before the High Court.
The next hearing is scheduled for February 9, 2024, and the Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Araria has been ordered to remain present in the court.
The High Court had formed two SIT teams to resolve the intricacies of Professor Vipin Kishor Mishra’s kidnapping case. Both SIT teams worked to untangle the web of the professor’s abduction in the past few days. The police also arrested a youth named Neetish Yadav in connection with the case.
The report submitted by the SIT in the High Court suggested that the kidnapping was a well-thought-out conspiracy orchestrated by Bhuvan Kishor Mishra, the professor’s brother, and his sons and son-in-law. The motive behind the kidnapping, according to the SIT, was to end Vipin Kishor Mishra’s stake in financial transactions related to the college’s property.
The police have presented several “crucial” pieces of evidence in court and expressed the need for a polygraph test for the accused, who are currently unwilling to undergo the examination.
The High Court, after the police’s significant actions, has directed the investigation team, including the SDPO Araria, to ensure a swift trial and determine the punishment for the accused.