The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen’s leader in Bihar’s Siwan district Arif Jamal (30) was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Saturday night.
He was standing near a food stall in an area that falls under Hussainganj police station when he was shot, the police said.
“He was murdered in the presence of his eleven-year-old children,” Adv. Aadil Hassan, the spokesperson of AIMIM, said to Maktoob.
Jamal contested for the 2015 Assembly election and also led an NGO.
“He is a founding leader of AIMIM in Siwan and a dedicated social activist,” Hassan stated.
Hassan further accused that, when Jamal was brought to Siwan District Government Hospital, no doctors were present, highlighting medical negligence and reflecting the current government’s indifference to health conditions in the state.
“The perpetrators must be apprehended without delay,” he emphasised.
The district police have set up a special investigation team (SIT) to look into the matter.
“We have set up an SIT under an inspector. We are trying to find out the motive behind the murder,” said Siwan Superintendent of Police Shailesh Kumar Gupta.