New Delhi: Ahead of Assembly elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav, and four others have been named in an FIR that was filed in connection with the murder of an expelled party leader Shakti Malik (37) in Purnea district of poll-bound Bihar. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Elections: 'Nitish's Behaviour Towards Chirag Unfair', Tejashwi's Sympathy Note For LJP Chief
After the killing of Malik, a video has gone viral on social media, wherein the expelled leader was seen accusingTejashwi of seeking Rs 50 lakh as a donation to give him a party ticket to contest the upcoming poll from Raniganj seat. In the video, Tejashwi also threatened to eliminate Malik if he continues with his good work in the constituency. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 'Why should I not respect PM Modi, Only he Called me When my Father Was Admitted to ICU', Says Chirag Paswan
Speaking to PTI, Superintendent of Police of Purnea Vishal Sharma confirmed that an FIR lodged against six persons including RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and his brother Tej Pratap Yadav in connection with the murder. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 'La Suna Jabab...', Neha Singh Rathore Hits Back at NDA With New Song
Earlier on Sunday, three bike-borne men entered Shakti Malik’s house in Purnea and shot him in the head killing him on the spot. Khushboo Devi, wife of deceased leader has claimed that it was a political killing as her husband was preparing to contest the Assembly election as an independent candidate after he was expelled from the RJD.
“My husband was feeding our child in the courtyard this morning when 3 masked goons made their way inside the house and shot him dead. They ran away in no time,” said Malik’s wife.