According to local police, Kumar was shot dead when he was on his way to a tea shop near a temple in Salimpur Ahra locality here.

"Three people involved in his killing were identified through CCTV footage and we will arrest them soon," a police official said.

With the Bihar Assembly polls round the corner, BJP leaders, including local legislator Nitin Navin, have linked the incident to the deteriorating state of law and order in Patna and across the state.

"Killing of BJP worker has vindicated our stand that law and order has totally collapsed in the state," he said.

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