The body of Ankit Jha (42), with multiple injury marks, was spotted by locals in an orchard in Kashipur village within Rajapakar police station limits and police was informed.
The incident followed the gunning down of two engineers of a private road construction company by motorcycle-borne assailants on Saturday on Darbhanga-Kusheshwarsthan state highway in Darbhanga district, apparently after they defied the diktat of a criminal gang for protection money.
Meanwhile, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, whose party is a coalition partner in Nitish Kumar government, has said those who had challenged the law and order during his rule were at it again.
However, the grand alliance government faced fresh criticism in the wake of the killings with Union Minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan yesterday alleging 'Jungle Raj is back' in the state as predicted by the NDA.