BJP leader shot dead in Bihar

BJP leader Punam Pandey was shot dead by unidentified men in Bihar`s district on Diwali night.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2010, 13:41 PM IST

Patna: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Punam Pandey was shot dead by unidentified men in Bihar`s Rohtas district on Diwali night, police said Saturday.

Punam Pandey, BJP vice-president in Rohtas, was killed in front of her residence in Rajapur locality in Sasaram late Friday, when people were busy celebrating Diwali, a police official said.

The killing triggered protests by locals who shouted slogans against police and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

IANS