Hajipur: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police (ASI) and a contractor were shot dead. The firing took place outside the residence-cum-clinic of a noted doctor in separate incidents in Vaishali district, police said.

The incidents prompted Union Minister and Hajipur MP Ramvilas Paswan to attack Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by claiming that “jungle raj was back” in the state.

The body of ASI Ashok Kumar Yadav, who was on leave, was found in Manua village, Superintendent of Police of Vaishali, Rakesh Kumar said.

The ASI was killed allegedly by unidentified assailants and the reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, the SP said.

Dr PN Jha of Sadar Hospital, who conducted the postmortem, said four bullets were found from the body of the policeman and the bullets appear to be those used by the police.

In another incident, sand contractor Himanshu Kumar was gunned down allegedly by unknown persons and his body was found from near Bidupur bazaar on Saturday morning.

The SP said investigations are on.