The former member of Kuknur gram panchayat Ninganna was shot dead, allegedly by former taluk panchayat member Basavaraj Police Patil at Kuknur in Jewargi taluk of Gulbarga district on Monday. According to the reports reaching here, the assailant had come to the police station after murdering Mr. Ninganna and filed a complaint stating that Mr. Ninganna had abused and attacked him at Kuknur, minutes before the brothers of the victim came the same police station to file a complaint against Patil. The reason for the murder was not clear, except previous enmity.