New Delhi: A property dealer who was out on a morning walk was shot dead in Bihar's Gaya district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Arun Paswan, a resident of Gandhi Nagar Road. According to information, unknown people waiting for him on Katari Hill Road shot him dead. This incident took place at a distance of about 500 meters from Chandauti police station.
Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashish Bharti said that criminals fired four shots at Arun Paswan on Katari Hill Road. The SSP said that he was immediately taken to a nearby government hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Bharti said the incident appeared to be a case of rivalry. A special team has been formed under the supervision of ASP (Law and Order) Bharat Soni to investigate the matter. Family members said that Paswan, who had failed in the local municipal elections in the past, was killed by his business rivals.
Locals later blocked the Patna-Gaya road in protest against the killing, disrupting traffic for over two hours. A police officer said some history-sheeters in the area are being questioned for clues in connection with the murder.