Unidentified criminals gunned down Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Vinod Yadav in Nuagachia sub-division of Bhagalpur district in Bihar, 240 km from state capital Patna, early Saturday morning.
Yadav, 50, was a member of Naugachia nagar panchayat.
RJD district president Tirupati Nath said Yadav was on his morning walk in Rasalpur locality in Nuagachia when three motorcycle-borne criminals shot him dead.
Naugachia superintendent of police (SP) Pankaj Sinha said a countrymade pistol and four empty cartridges were recovered from the site of the murder.
Sinha said prima facie personal enmity appeared to be the reason behind the murder as Yadav was involved in a number of criminal cases.
The body has been sent to the government hospital at Naugachia for post-mortem, he added.
Family members have alleged the involvement of Yadav’s nephew Ajit in the murder.