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RJD leader shot dead, mob violence in Patna

patna Updated: Jun 10, 2009 19:38 IST

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Senior RJD leader Pervez Alam was killed and his two brothers were critically wounded on Wednesday by unidentified men who fired at them near Digha area in Patna, triggering protests by angry locals, police said.

The assailants fired at Alam, a contractor, and his two brothers at Banskothi locality this morning. Though the RJD leader was rushed to the Patna Medical College and Hospital, he succumbed to his injuries there.

As the news of his killing spread, angry locals assembled and blocked Patna-Digha-Danapur road for several hours, shouted anti-government slogans and demanded immediate arrest of the killers, they said.

The mob burnt several vehicles, including motorcycles and rickshaws, tyres and also damaged few houses, police said.

Patrolling was intensified as tension ran high in the area, they said.
RJD President Lalu Prasad met Alam's injured brothers at the hospital and assured them of all help.