Senior Janata Dal (United) leader Kailash Mahto was shot dead late on Thursday in Bihar’s Katihar district.
The incident took place in Katihar’s Barari Police Station area, where four to five rounds of gun shots were fired at Mahto.
“We have started an investigation and the accused will be arrested soon. Around 4-5 round of firing was done. Further details can only be given after post mortem,” Om Prakash, SDPO, Kathihar said to ANI news agency.
The deceased leader had requested security from the administration a few days ago.
According to sources, the 70-year-old JD(U) leader was shot dead over mutual enmity over land.
Further details on the matter are awaited.