RJD leader gunned down in Bihar

The incident happened when Yadav was returning from Patna after participating in a party convention on Friday.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2006 14:16 IST

The RJD general secretary of Bihar's Kaimur district Ramdhari Singh alias Mohan Yadav was shot dead by unidentified persons in Buxar district in the wee hours on Saturday.

Yadav was gunned down near a bridge at Parmadih village in Buxar district at around 1.30 am while he was returning to Bhabhua, headquarter town of Kaimur district, District Magistrate Rashid Ahmed Khan said.

Yadav was returning after participating in a party convention in Patna on Friday, the official said.

Khan said the assailants had thrown nails near the bridge which pierced the tyres of the slain leader's vehicle.

As he got down, the assassins sprayed him with bullets one of which hit the abdomen. He died on the spot, Khan said adding "it appears like a pre-planned murder."

First Published: Sep 16, 2006 11:54 IST