47-Year-Old RTI Activist Shot Dead In Bihar: Police

The dead man was killed outside his residence around noon, senior police official said.

47-Year-Old RTI Activist Shot Dead In Bihar: Police

Activist's family say local land mafia could be responsible for murder: Official (Representational)

Motihari (Bihar):

An RTI activist was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle-borne men in Bihar's East Champaran district on Friday, a senior police officer said.

The dead person, Vipin Aggarwal (47), was killed outside his residence in Harsiddhi division area around noon, senior police official Naveen Chandra Jha said.

The two accused fled the spot after pumping four bullets into Vipin Aggarwal.

The 47-year-old was immediately taken to a local hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead, Mr Jha said, adding that his body has been sent for post mortem.

A local police officer said on the condition of anonymity that Vipin Aggarwal (47) had filed several RTI applications seeking details of government land and property that have allegedly been encroached upon in the district.

He had, on occasions, raised his voice against many corrupt activities in the region.

The activist's family members suggested that local land mafia could be responsible for his murder, the officer added.

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