The duo had shot Poonam, who won the election for mukhiya on June 3. According to the police, Yadav is a contract killer and has been accused of two other murders in the past.
On June 10, Inderjeet, husband of the deceased Poonam filed a complaint with the Chandi police station in Nalanda. Inderjeet told the police that both Poonam and the wife of accused Balram Prasad were contesting for the post of mukhiya. Poonam won the election by a margin of only 28 votes.
Inderjeet told the police that Prasad, who was angered at his wife’s loss, threatened him and Poonam of dire consequences. According to the complaint, on June 10 Poonam was on a motorbike along with her husband while his associates were on another motorbike.
On reaching Chandi-Harnaut Road, four persons identified as Pappu Singh, Balram Prasad, Santosh Yadav and Pintu Yadav intercepted their vehicles.
One of the accused pulled out a country-made pistol and fired at Poonam, killing her on the spot.
The police used technical surveillance to track down the accused, circulating their photographs in nearby districts. The duo was arrested after the police conducted raids at several places in Wazirpur village and Ashok Vihar area.