Patna, July 10: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Kailash Paswan was found murdered at Khudaganj in Nalanda district of Bihar. The beheaded body of Paswan was found on July 7, a day after he was abducted by unknown men. His identitiy was later revealed on the basis of his clothes and some personal belongings on his body, reported Indian Express.
According to Kailash Paswan's family, he had gone to attend a panchayat meeting with Chhotu Gupta, an RJD leader of Buchchi village in Nardiganj, and from where he had been allegedly abducted. Paswan's son Sanjay Kumar lodged a case of kidnapping at Town police station at Nawada on July 8. Since his body had not been identified, a murder case was not filed then.
According to Nalanda Police, Kailash Paswan’s body was found under a bridge over the Paimar river. He was general secretary of RJD's Nawada district unit. “As the body was found in Nalanda, the murder case would be lodged there and the investigation can be transferred to us later. The RJD leader’s son has named Chhotu Gupta in kidnapping case," Town police station in-charge Anjani Kumar was quoted as saying.
Two women, one working with an NGO and another, who claimed to be Paswan’s second wife, were suspected to have involvmenet in the murder. However, they were not named in the complaint. "This is the third case of the murder of an RJD leader in the last six months. The police need to conduct a detailed investigation beyond the enmity theory. Political leaders working in the field are being increasingly targeted of late," RJD spokesperson Mrityunjay Tewary reportedly said.