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02 Feb 2019

Nephew of don-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin shot dead in Bihar

Shahabuddin's close aide shot dead in Siwan

Nephew of mafia don-turned-politician Mohammed Shahabuddin was shot dead late night yesterday, triggering tension in the Siwan town, Bihar.

Mohd Yusuf (40) was gunned down at a spot about half a kilometer from the Town police station area.

He received bullet injuries in his chest and died while being taken to a hospital, said police, who rushed to the spot after hearing gunshots.

In context

Shahabuddin's close aide shot dead in Siwan

Empty cartridges recovered from the site of incident: Police

A few empty cartridges have been recovered from the site of the incident. Investigations are on to identify the culprits, said the police. "Adequate police deployment has been made to avert any untoward incidents," they further said.

Background

Yusuf used to attend public gatherings with Shahabuddin's family

Yusuf, who was often seen alongside Shahabuddin's wife Hina Shahab and son Osama at public gatherings, is said to have hailed from the same village as Shahabuddin, the former RJD MP, and used to live in a house close to the residence of the jailed politician.

Shahabuddin is currently lodged in Tihar jail, serving life imprisonment in a double murder case.

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