The Janata Dal(U) leader Suryadeo Singh was on Monday suspended from the primary membership of the party for his alleged involvement in a firing incident that left a 13-year-old girl dead and four others injured in Rohtas district.
"The party has taken strong note of yesterday's incident and suspended Suryadeo Singh, the former MLA, from the primary membership of the party for his involvement in yesterday's firing incident in Rohtas district," JD(U) chief spokesman Sanjay Kumar Singh said.
On Sunday, the former MLA and his aides allegedly opened fire at Tenduni village under Bikramganj police station area of Rohtas district over a land dispute. The incident killed a girl and four others injured.
Seven persons, including Singh and his wife were arrested on Sunday evening after the villagers surrounded his house for several hours in protest against the firing.
Three rifles and seven cartridges were seized from the former legislator's house.
Singh had won the elections from Bikramganj assembly constituency twice, first in 1990 on Indian People's Front (IPF) ticket and second, in 1995 on RJD ticket. Later, he joined JD(U).
(With inputs from PTI)