New Delhi: Shyam Babu, a witness in the murder case of former MP Shahabuddin’s nephew Yusuf,  has been shot dead in Siwan by bike-borne assailants.

Mohammad Yusuf was shot dead on February 1 and his body dumped near a mosque. He was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced brought dead.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Naveen Chandra Jha had said that Yusuf was shot in the chest.

Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin was elected as an MP from Siwan four times. Yusuf’s murder came after a Bihar court framed charges against Shahabuddin and seven others in connection to the murder case of journalist Rajdev Ranjan.