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Bihar AIMIM Leader Abdul Salam Shot Dead By Unidentified Assailants in Gopalganj

He was the second AIMIM leader who has been killed in Bihar since December.

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All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Abdul Salam was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bihar's Gopalganj district on Monday night, 12 February.

"Some bike-borne miscreants shot a person. Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed and raids are being done to arrest the accused. The deceased is an AIMIM leader. We are working on this case," Pranjal Kumar, Subdivisional Police Officers, Sadar said.

Salam was on his way to catch a train when the assailants came on two motorcycles and shot him, reported Hindustan Times. He was then rushed to Sadar Hospital in Turkaha where he succumbed to his injuries. He contested in Gopalganj bypolls in 2022 on AIMIM's ticket.

Reacting to the news, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi slammed Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar.

"AIMIM's bypoll candidate and state secretary Abdul Salam Aslam Mukhiya has been shot dead. I pray to Allah to give patience to his family. Last year, in December, our Siwan district president Arif Jamal was shot dead. Nitish Kumar, after you are done with saving the chair competition, do some work. Why are only our leaders the target? Will their families get justice?" he posted on X.

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