Sasaram: A CPI Liberation leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants near a market in Rohtas district of Bihar, police said on Thursday.

The motorcycle-borne armed assailants shot at the CPI Liberation's district unit secretary Bhaiyyaram Yadav on Wednesday night from close range, police said.

The motive behind the murder was under investigation, the police said.

An FIR has been lodged in this connection and raids were being carried out to nab the culprits, the police added.