LJP leader Baijnathi Singh, who was on bail in a murder case, died, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said adding that the attack appears to had been by his rivals over an old enemity.
The two were on way to Patna in a car when bullets rained on them, the SSP said. Investigation into the killing was on, he added.
Reports from Hajipur said Singh's son Roshan Kumar had contested from Raghopur Assembly seat in the last assembly poll as a Samajwadi Party nominee against Lalu Prasad's son Tejaswi Yadav, who was the deputy chief minister in the grand secular alliance government of Nitish Kumar.

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