Begusarai (Agencies): Irked over the murder of their colleague, hundreds of lawyers on Wednesday took their protest to streets and blocked the National Highway here for several hours, officials said.

Additional Public Prosecutor S N Yadav was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Jaimangla Garh under Manjhoul police station in Begusarai district on February 11.

The lawyers under the banner of District Bar Council announced 'Begusarai Bandh' on Wednesday and descended on the streets to enforce the bandh call, they said.

They also handing over a memorandum to the District Magistrate Jitendra Srivastava demanding immediate arrest of the culprits and adequate compensation to the bereaved family members, they said.