On Saturday morning, Bihar Congress leader Rakesh Yadav was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants on Cinema Road in Vaishali, said police. The incident took place at around 6:30 am today.
“Congress leader Rakesh Yadav was shot dead near a gym on Cinema Road. Around five shots were fired. The victim was rushed to Safdar Hospital where he was declared dead,” Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Raghav Dayal told a news agency.
Reportedly, Yadav used to walk 3 km from his house in Meenapur village to the gym on Cinema Road every morning.
As per the police, the cause of the murder will be ascertained and all aspects will be investigated. The CCTV footage installed in nearby areas is also being checked, police said.
The investigation is underway. More details awaited.