New Delhi: Yusuf, nephew of former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was shot dead in Siwan on Friday night, news agency ANI reported.

Shahabuddin, a four-time RJD MP from Siwan and a close aide of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, has been listed as “A” type history sheeter by Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government.

He is alleged to have been involved in the murder of Rajdev Ranjan, a journalist of a prominent Hindi daily in the district.

Last year, the Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and sentence of Mohammad Shahabuddin and three others in a 2004 double murder case in which two brothers were killed for not paying extortion money.

On December 9, 2015, a special judge had convicted Shahabuddin and his associates for the murders and sentenced them to life imprisonment.