The incident happened near Maharaja College under Nawada police station of the district and the deceased has been identified as Dinesh Kumar Singh, a resident of Bindgama under Koilwar police station in the district.
He was an accused in a murder case in Jharkhand and had recently come out from jail on bail. Nawada Station House Officer (SHO) P K Jha said, "Singh was returning from Ara town to his village today morning when armed criminals on three motorcycles accosted him and fired indiscriminately.
He died on the spot." The police has registered an FIR and is conducting raids to identify and nab the persons involved in the crime. The dead body has been sent for postmortem.