RJD leader Hare Ram Yadav shot by assailants in Bihar

47-year-old Jagroop Singh, who hailed from Basti Badlowal in Ludhiana, is an auto-rickshaw driver. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 22, 2017, 04.27 AM (IST)

Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) leader Hare Ram Yadav has been killed by an unknown person in Samastipur, Bihar.

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The assailant shot Hare Ram Yadav while the leader was out for his daily morning walk.

The reason for the murder is still unknown.

Protests broke out as local villagers blocked the Hasanpur Bithan road.

Police have begun an investigation into the case.

(Further details awaited)