JD(U) leader shot dead; probe on
Patna: The Janata Dal (United) leader and vice-president of Nagar Parishad was shot dead in Patna's Danapur locality by unidentified assailants on Monday evening. The assailants came on the bike and opened fire at JD(U) leader Deepak Kumar Mehta outside his home.
He was walking outside the house after dinner. The victim has sustained at least five bullet injuries.
The family members took him to a private hospital in the Raja Bazar area where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The assailants managed to flee. Police said they collected six empty cartridges from the spot and suspect the assailants may have been hired to kill Mehta.
A crowd gathered at the murder scene, blocked a road, disrupted traffic for over five hours, demanding immediate arrest of the assailants and the transfer of the police officers from the Danapur police station.
At least 10 political leaders and activists have been killed in the state over the last five months, raising questions over the law and order situation in Bihar.