PATNA: Yet another RJD leader was shot by criminals in Bihar today, sparking protests.
The incident took place in Forbesganj block in Araria district today.
Suresh Paswan, a former Mukhiya and RJD leader, was returning after meeting the floods victims when two motorcycle-borne criminals shot him from behind and fled, according to reports in the local media.
The victim has been admitted to a local hospital in a serious condition. The police are probing the case.
Earlier on August 10, armed criminals had shot dead RJD leader Kedar Rai, a ward councilor considered close to party chief Lalu Prasad. The victim had gone for morning walk in the Saguma More area of Danapur in Patna when motorcycle-borne criminals sprayed bullets on him, witnesses said.
Last month, unidentified gunmen had shot dead RJD leader Minhaj Khan in Siwan district. The victim who was the district general secretary of RJD Yuva Morcha was close to jailed party leader Mohammad Shahabuddin.
Last year in August, another RJD leader Vinod Yadav, a ward councilor, was Naugachhia locality of Bhagalpur district.