PATNA, May 16 -- Unidentified assailants gunned down an activist of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) in Vaishali district on Friday.

He was rushed to the PMCH where he was declared brought dead.Tension prevailed in the area after the sensational murder while additional force was deployed on the spot.

The incident took place when activist Luv Kumar Singh was standing at road side with some persons at Panapur Chowk under Bidupur police station.

The deceased was the husband of elected mukhia of Dilawarpur-Gowardhan panchayat Punam Devi.

Eyewitnesses said three men came on a bike and pumped four bullets into Singh before escaping.

The news of his death led hundreds of people to block the Vaishali-Patna highway to protest against lawlessness in t...