Patna, Aug 17: A district level BJP leader Ashok Jaiswal was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Danapur area in the district this evening.
The assailants pumped four bullets in the body of Jaiswal in Gola Road area, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Danapur, Rajesh Kumar said, adding he died in a private hospital, Two persons have been taken into custody in connection with the killing, he added.
Union Minister of State Ramkripal Yadav, who visited the home of the deceased, said the murder was a reflection of deterioration in law and order situation in Bihar. The party has called Danapur bandh in protest against the murder, he said.
"Murder of Jaiswal in a busy place is enough to prove that criminals do not have any fear of law in the state under the Grand Secular Alliance government," he said.
Yadav, BJP MP from Patliputra, Danapur MLA Asha Devi and Digha MLA Sanjeev Chaurasia hit the streets in protest against the killing of Jaiswal.