Patna, July 10: The beheaded body that was recovered under a bridge over Paimar river in Nalanda district of Bihar on Tuesday has been identified as that of a Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader. Party district general secretary Kailash Paswan was allegedly beheaded by unidentified assailants after being abducted and killed. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: Toddler Raped, Murdered; POCSO Awards Death Penalty to Accused in Record 29 Days

A report in a local daily quoted Paswan’s relatives as saying that he was taken away by Chhotu Gupta of Buchchi village purportedly for a panchayat meeting, following which he did not return to his house. They said they made all attempts to locate the leader but could not find him. The body was recovered the next day. Also Read - MP Woman Axes 8-month-old Son to Death, says 'Baby was a Goat, Sent Him where he Belongs'

Paswan’s son Sanjay filed a complaint of abduction against Gupta. Paswan’s relative reportedly got to know about a beheaded body in Nalanda, following which they rushed to the Civil Hospital late Monday night. The identity of the RJD leader was ascertained with the help of his body structure and clothes. Also Read - Throat Slit, Body of 16-year-old Girl Found in Rajasthan's Barmer; Police Suspect Rape

There have been speculations of a rift within the RJD. Senior party leader Tej Pratap Yadav had accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of hacking his Facebook account and trying to trigger a fight within his family. In a series of Facebook posts, the RJD leader alleged that the RSS had earlier hacked his father Lalu Prasad Yadav’s account to hamper the ties of the family. Yadav’s accusations came moments after a Facebook post, hinting at him ending his political career because of his mother Rabri Devi, was shared from his profile.