New Delhi: Ranvir Sena chief Brahmeshwar Singh was shot dead on Friday morning when he stepped out of his house for a morning walk. The police say a probe is on to find out the culprit.Singh was on a morning walk when he was accosted by gunmen who pumped several bullets into him, killing him on the spot at Katira Mohalla under Nawada police station, 71 kms from Patna, they said.
Angry supporters set two tankers and an auto on fire and chased away police personnel who were trying to take the body for an autopsy. The situation was tense in the area. Patrolling has been intensified in the area as tension ran high.
Singh alias Mukhiya ji, who was earlier facing life imprisonment in various carnage cases, was acquitted and released from jail in April this year.
The chief of Ranvir Sena, a private militia of upper caste landlords, is allegedly responsible for perpetrating several killings including Laxmanpur Bathe massacre of 61 Dalits way back in December 1996.
His hand was also suspected in carnages that took place in the districts of Jehanabad, Aurangabad and Nawada in 1990s.