A 35-year-old JD-U leader from Khagaria district in Bihar was killed on Monday.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar-led JD-U leader Ashok Sahani, who was part of the Fisheries Sahyog Samiti, was abducted along with his aide from the Bahuahi locality in Khagaria on Sunday afternoon.

Sahani’s aide Bablu was released later in the night.

Sahani’s body was found at Soradih village in the Muffasil police station area in the district.

“Ashok and Bablu went to Gangaur to inspect the fish pond around 1 p.m. on Sunday. We have learnt that the accused kidnapped them at gunpoint on the way. They had been taken to an undisclosed location where Bablu was released,” said a police official.

Bihar police have constituted a team to nab the accused under the supervision of Sadar DSP Sumit Kumar.

The family members of the victim claim that he was expected to contest the Panchayat election later in the year and his political rivals may have killed him, said the official.

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