Police say a patrol team has shot dead a murder suspect in Rayapur of Saptari district in the wee hours of Wednesday.

Dipendra Chaudhary, a resident of Kadarbona of the district, has been killed in police action at around 4 am today, according to SP Rajendra Bista, chief of the District Police Office.

Bista claims Chaudhary had opened fire on police at first, and police had resorted to firing in retaliation.

Chaudhary was accused of murdering ASI Ramesh Subba around five years ago and injuring police constable Mahendra Satar around one week ago. Likewise, he was also involved in planting an explosive near the Kadarbona Police Post few years back, according to police.

The security personnel recovered a homemade pistol from the deceased.

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