In Bihar a high profile case murder case of the former Mayor of Kathiharcomes into light. He was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Thursday night. Shivraj Paswan age 45 was shot at by motorcycle-borne attackers close to a temple in the town, Katihar Superintendent of Police Vikas Kumar confirmed. Paswan was elected to the post of Mayor a few months ago and he held it till June.
Shivraj Paswan was immediately taken to a hospital where he died of injuries.
In a report by TimesNow, it was stated that the accused had allegedly approached Paswan at around 9.30-9.45 pm when he was returning home after a meeting.
Police have sealed the borders of the district and are on the lookout for the accused.
The SP said investigations are going on to identify and arrest the culprits.
Paswan was elected to the post in March after it was vacant upon his forerunner Vijay Singh becoming a member of the state Assembly from the Barari constituency. Paswan held the post till the tenure of the board ended in June. Fresh elections for urban local bodies have been postponed because of the COVID outbreak. The day-to-day affairs of the municipal corporation are now being run by an administrator.