Ex- RJD MP & Gangster Mohammad Shahabuddin's Nephew Shot Dead In Bihar

| February 2 , 2019 , 15:41 IST

Former Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin widely known for his criminal activities lost his nephew Yusuf on Friday night.

Yusuf was shot dead late last night in Bihar. The killing led to protests in the town of Siwan, 162 km from capital Patna.

No arrests have been made yet. The police are yet to find the what led to the murder.

Hundreds of angry villagers, mostly Shahabuddin's supporters, blocked roads and demanded action.

Mohammad Yusuf was shot dead in Siwan's Pratappur village, from where Shahabuddin is. He was shot dead by unidentified persons late on Friday, the police said.

"He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared dead. At the accident spot, we have found one empty gun and three bullets. We are now conducting the investigation at the places near the accident site," police officer Naveen Chandra Jha said.

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The officer said it was not yet clear what led to the murder.  He was close to Shahabuddin's son Mohammad Osama.

Shahabuddin was elected four times as a parliamentarian from Siwan. He was sentenced to 11 years in jail for the murder of journalist Rajiv Roshan.

Gangster-turned-politician Shahabuddin is a close aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. 

Shahabuddin and three of his associates were earlier convicted in December 2015 and sentenced to life in a 2004 double murder case in which two brothers were killed for not paying extortion money.

The Supreme Court upheld their conviction and sentence in October last year.