Bihar: RJD leader shot dead, another injured

A local RJD leader was shot dead and his associate injured by armed motor cycle-borne assailants near Station Chowk in Bihar`s West Champaran district on Friday.

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2011, 19:49 PM IST

Betiah: A local RJD leader was shot dead and
his associate injured by armed motor cycle-borne assailants
near Station Chowk in Bihar`s West Champaran district on Friday.
Superintendent of Police Nishant Tiwari said the two
assailants entered RJD leader Alind Rai`s house and stayed
there for about two hours before shooting him dead and
injuring his associate Alok Jha.

The assailants fired in the air before making good their
escape, he said.
Police later recovered six used cartridges from the spot
but the motive behind the killing was yet to be known.

Raids are on to nab the assailants, one of whom was
identified as Fauji Singh - a BSF deserter and native of
Muzaffarpur and presently staying in Nepal, Tiwari said.

PTI