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The incident took place hours after the murder of criminal Guddu Miya who was also engaged in real estate affairs in the nearby town of Purnia.

By Aditya Nath Jha

POSTED JUL 30, 2021 8:44 AM IST

The mayor of Katihar, Bihar, was shot dead on Thursday evening. Shivraj Paswan, 40, was on his way home after holding a meeting when the incident occurred. Paswan had a real estate business.

The incident took place hours after the murder of criminal Guddu Miya who was also engaged in real estate affairs in the nearby town of Purnia.

It was reported that Paswan was riding his bicycle home when three gunmen stopped him near Santoshi Chowk and shot him before running away.

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He was rushed to Katihar Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) where a team of doctors pronounced him dead. Residents said the criminals fled after the incident, firing several shots.

The police did not rule out the nature of Paswan’s business for his murder. They look at CCTV footage of the area. “We hope that we will have a case soon,” said a senior police official.

Hundreds of people gathered at KMCH and heavy police reinforcements were deployed to control the crowd. The roads were paved and a thorough check of the vehicles began.

In Purnia, Guddu Miya was shot dead in a crowded chowk in Madhubani locality under Madhubani Police Outpost earlier in the evening. Miya had several criminal cases pending against him.

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