Unidentified criminals shot dead a government school teacher in Naugachia subdivision of Bihar’s Bhagalpur district, 229 km southeast of state capital Patna, on Wednesday night.
Police said Vijay Kumar alias Sandeep, posted at Kajreitha middle school in neighbouring Khagaria district, 83 km north west of Bhagalpur, was shot dead when he was returning home at Bhatara village in Parbatta police station area of Naugachia subdivision on his motorcycle.
Naugachia sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Mukul Ranjan said the incident took place near Imli Mahant Babasthan in Kharik police station area, about 2 km ahead of his home.
Ranjan said Kumar, 32, a contractual teacher, used to commute between Kajreitha and Bhatara on motorcycle every day. The exact motive behind the murder was not yet clear, Ranjan said, adding that a suspected land dispute could have been linked to the incident.