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BJP leader shot dead in Bihar's Muzaffarpur

Agency | January 10, 2019 12:42 PM

MUZAFFARPUR (BIHAR):  A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said on Thursday.

Baiju Prasad Gupta was killed at his medical shop at Pakri village on Wednesday night ,district police officer Gaurav Oandey said.

The injured BJP leader was shifted to a hospital but died later.

Sharing details of the incident, police said, "We have received the information that some criminal has shot one person. We are trying to ascertain the reason behind the incident based on which we can have some identification of the culprit. We are also planning to conduct raids for the arrest of the accused."

"Villagers have informed me that he had a small medical store and he used to provide home-made medicines to the people of nearby areas," he added while sharing details of the BJP leader's profession.

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