Ojha, who had unsuccessfully contested Assembly election in 2015 from Shahpur constituency, was fired by gunmen when he was returning after attending the 'baraat' at Parsaura village.

The incident took place between Sonvarsha and Parsaura village under Shahpur police station of Bhojpur.

Ojha's driver and another person accompanying him were seriously injured in the firing.

Ojha was taken to Shahpur referral hospital where he died during treatment, the hospital's in-charge Dr Ajay Kumar said, adding a medical board comprising three doctors had been formed to treat him.

The injured are being treated at Sadar hospital and doctors have declared them out of danger.

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