In an intriguing incident a local leader of ruling BJP was shot dead in his home around 3-00 AM today by an unidentified assailant. Police sources said that Kriparanjan Chakma (35), a resident of remote Jalchandra Karbari Para village under Manikpur police station in Longtarai Valley subdivision and a local BJP leader, had been active for party work since the eve of 2014 loksabha election . He was an active leader of the party all along . But around 3-00 AM today an unknown assailant had intruded into his house and shot him dead, firing from a revolver on his dead. Police sources said that the killer is yet to be identified and arrested but investigation is on and the culprit will be arrested soon. This is a major political killing over the past few months.