The CCTV footage of the killing of former Muzaffarpur mayor Samir Kumar was released on Monday. The footage showed two unidentified gunmen firing at the mayor and his driver after stopping his car near Banars Bank Chowk.
The incident took place at 7:30 pm on Sunday near the Banaras Bank roundabout in Muzaffarpur when Samir Kumar and his driver, who were travelling in a Hyundai Accent car, were overtaken by a motorcycle. The men forced the driver to stop the car and started firing indiscriminately using AK-47.
Samir Kumar and his driver died at the spot. The assailants fled the spot, firing in the air.
The reason behind the killing is still unclear.
"We are investigating the case. More than 20 rounds using AK 47 have been fired in this incident. Several empty bullet cartridge have been recovered from the crime scene. We are scanning through the CCTV footage to identify the criminals," said Mukul Ranjan, Town DSP, Muzaffarpur.