Hajipur (Bihar): A branch manager of Sahara India was shot dead on Wednesday by unidentified persons who also looted Rs.9 lakh from him in Bihar’s Vaishali district, police said.

The incident happened near Rahsa village in the district.

Three motorcycle-borne gunmen stopped Praveen Kumar while he was returning to the bank after collection and fired at him from close range, killing him on the spot, they said.