Politician shot dead in Patna

Patna, Feb 5 (IANS) A politician was shot dead and his wife and another woman seriously injured by some people here on Friday, the police said.

Brijnathi Singh was shot dead near Kachchi Dargah in older part of the city by unidentified criminals, a district police official said.

Singh’s wife was seriously injured along with another woman. Both were admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.

Known for his strong-arm tactics in politics, Brijnathi Singh had contested, unsuccessfully, against Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad’s wife and former chief minister Rabri Devi from Raghopur constituency in the Bihar assembly elections in 2010.

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