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Bihar: Former RJD leader Shahabuddin's nephew shot dead

Shahabuddin is considered close to RJD president Lalu Prasad, who is also serving jail term for his involvement in infamous 'fodder scam' of INR 9.4 billion.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 2 Feb 2019 7:50 AM GMT

Bihar: Former RJD leader Shahabuddins nephew shot dead
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Siwan: Nephew of former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin, Yusuf was shot dead in Siwan on Friday night.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Naveen Chandra Jha said Yusuf was shot on his chest.

"He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. At the accident spot, we have found one empty gun and three bullets. We are now conducting the investigation at the places nearby the accident site," he added.

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The incident took place in Pratappur village, from where Shahabuddin hails from. He was gunned down by unidentified assailants. According to police, motive of the murder was not yet clear.

Following the incident, hundreds of villagers, mostly Shahabussin’s supporters, blocked roads and demanded action against the assailants.

It is to be mentioned that Shahabuddin was elected four times as a Member of Parliament (MP) from Siwan. The former MP is currently serving 11 years imprisonment in Delhi's Tihar jail for his involvement in the murder of Rajiv Roshan.

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A Bihar court has also framed charges against Shahabuddin and seven others in connection with journalist Rajdev Ranjan's murder case, who was killed in 2016 in Siwan.

Shahabuddin is considered close to RJD president Lalu Prasad, who is also serving jail term for his involvement in infamous 'fodder scam' of INR 9.4 billion.

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