Senior RJD Leader shot dead, triggers protest in Bihar

June 10th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by ANI  

Patna, June 10(ANI): Senior RJD leader Pervez Alam was killed and his two brothers were critically wounded, when unidentified men fired at them near Digha area on Wednesday.

The incident is reported to have triggered protests among angry locals.

“As the news of his killing spread, angry locals assembled and blocked Patna-Digha-Danapur road for several hours, shouted anti-government slogans and demanded immediate arrest of the killers,” a police official said.

“The mob burnt several vehicles, including motorcycles and rickshaws, tyres and also damaged few houses,” police added.

The RJD leader was rushed to the Patna Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“Patrolling was intensified as tension ran high in the area,” police said.

RJD President Lalu Prasad came to meet Alam’s injured brothers at the hospital and assured them of all possible aids. (ANI)

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