A Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader was shot in Deepnagar police limits in Bihar’s Nalanda on Tuesday. He has been identified as Indal Paswan. The incident took place after the RJD leader entered an altercation with some locals, according to reports. “He was shot dead due to personal enmity. We are investigating the matter," Sub-divisional Police Officer Nalanda said. The accused's house was later set afire by locals.
“Paswan was returning home after a funeral meet when some youths of the village fired bullets at him leading to his instant death. The attack was reportedly motivated by the previous altercation of Paswan with some of the villagers. The incident took place at a crowded residential area, but the accused managed to flee the spot soon after perpetrating the crime,” ABP News reported.
Opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress leaders have targeted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for the rise in crime and total collapse of law and order. “There is no law and order in Bihar. It is free for all for criminals and they do as per their will,” RJD spokesperson Bhai Virendar said.
In December, a Punjab National Bank (PNB) customer care personnel was abducted and later killed by unidentified criminals in Gaya district. The bank's Customer Service Point (CSP) in-charge Pintu Singh was abducted near Amas, Officer in-chrage of Amas Police station Shayam Lal Sarah had said. Singh's killing came barely 48 hours after a businessman was shot dead in Vaishali district. Gunjan Khemka, the industrialist was shot dead in Hajipur in Vaishali. His son, Gopal Khemka is a well-known businessman in Patna.