Ex-Deputy Mayor, 3 others killed in Jharkhand gang war

An ex-Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad and three others were killed in suspected gang war in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening, police said.

"Four persons, including former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad Neeraj Singh, have been killed in a shootout in Dhanbad district. A Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate the incident," Jharkhand Police spokesperson R.K. Mallik told IANS.

Some unidentified criminals fired indiscriminately on a vehicle, in which Neeraj Singh and three other persons were travelling, near Steel Gate of Dhanbad. According to police sources, an AK-47 was used in the firing. More than 20 bullet marks have been found on the vehicle.

Police said it could a fallout of a gang war.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been deployed in the city for security reasons.