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Former village head shot dead in Bihar's Gopalganj dist

Press Trust of India  |  Gopalganj 

A former village head was shot dead last night by unidentified miscreants in Bihar's Gopalganj district, police said today.

Tej Pratap Singh Awadhiya, a resident of Golaura village, was shot dead near Sadhu Chowk in Gopalganj, Superintendent of Police Mrityunjay Choudhary said.

He had recently purchased a plot at Sadhu Chowk and the could be fallout of a land dispute, he said.

Awadhiya, a former village head (Mukhiya) of Semra in Kuchaikot block of the district, was allegedly involved in several cases of loot, and kidnapping. He had also served time in jail, the SP said.

In 2000, Awadhiya had unsuccessfully contested assembly on a ticket.

His body has been sent to Gopalganj Sadar Hospital for post-mortem, Choudhary added.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 15:55 IST