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CPI leader killed

Hazaribagh: A local CPI leader has been killed by unknown assailants at Barkagaon in Hazaribagh district, a senior police officer said here on Wednesday.

Rameshwar Ram, the party’s Barkagaon block president, was returning home on a motor-bike on Tuesday night after canvassing for CPI candidate, B.P. Mehta, when he was shot dead, superintendent of police Pankaj Kamboj said.

The pillion rider was taken into custody as he fled away from the spot and did not inform the police about the incident, Mr. Kamboj said.

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