An LJP leader of Bihar's Vaishali district was gunned down and his kin and block chief of Raghopur was seriously injured in an attack by rivals in Kacchi Dargah area of Patna district today, police said. LJP leader Baijnath Singh, who was on bail in a murder case, died, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said adding the attack appears to have been by his rivals over an old enimity.
The two were on way to Patna in a car when bullets rained on them, the SSP said. Investigation into the killing is on, he added. Reports from Hajipur said Singh's son Roshan Kumar had contested from Raghopur Assembly seat in the last assembly poll as a Samajwadi Party nominee against Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi Yadav, who is the deputy chief minister in the grand secular alliance government of Nitish Kumar.