Janata Dal Rashtrawadi Party candidate dies after being shot in Bihar, 2 arrested
Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Singh was attacked by people who posed as his supporters, police said. He was shot at when he and his supporters were campaigning for the upcoming polls.Updated: Oct 24, 2020, 22:12 IST
Janta Dal Rashtrawadi Party’s candidate Narayan Singh, who was shot at in Hathsar village of Sheohar district in Bihar, succumbed to his injuries, news agency ANI reported on Saturday. According to ANI, two people have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
Singh was attacked by people who posed as his supporters, police said. He was shot at when he and his supporters were campaigning for the upcoming polls. Singh and his supporters were taken to a hospital where the politician later died due to his injuries, ANI reported.
“Two people have been arrested while they were trying to escape and an investigation is going on... Around five to six people were involved in the firing,” sub-divisional police officer Rakesh Kumar told ANI.
Bihar Assembly polls would be held in three phases - October 28, November 3 and November 7, and vote counting will be on November 10.