RJD youth leader shot dead while sleeping at home in Bihar
Patna, July 29: Amid political turmoil in Bihar, one youth leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was shot dead by unidentified persons in Sheikhpura village of Siwan district on Friday night.
The victim has been identified as Minhaj Khan, the general secretary of the youth wing of the RJD in Siwan.
According to reports, unidentified men barged inside Khan's house late on Friday night and killed him while he was fast asleep. The killers are yet to be arrested in the case. Police told reporters that a probe is underway to nab the culprits.
After hearing gunshots, his family members immediately rushed to his room to find Khan lying in a pool of blood on his bed. By that time, the assailants had already left the crime spot.
The police during its investigation found a live bomb and petrol tank outside Khan's house. The bomb has been defused, informed police officials.
The murder of the RJD leader has taken place at a time when the party has lost power in the state after its former partner the Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) has joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a new government on Thursday.