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Cong. leader shot dead in Vaishali

A Congress leader was shot dead by bike-borne assailants on Saturday morning in Bihar’s Vaishali district, the police said.

The accused shot Rakesh Kumar, a former vice-president of Youth Congress, at the Cinema Road here.

According to the information, Kumar was on his way to a gym when the assailants fired at him from point blank range and shot him dead. The police have launched a probe.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Raghav Dayal said, “The assailants fired four bullets at Rakesh Kumar. He died on the spot.”

After the incident, hundreds of people gathered at the crime scene and started raising slogans against the police. They also vandalised a police vehicle. They were demanding the arrest of the culprits. “We have not been able to ascertain the cause of the murder. We will catch the culprits very soon,” the police said.

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