A former state secretary of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) was shot dead in Purnia district. "A fight was going on in party over election ticket, RJD eliminated him from the party. He was going to take part from Araria," said wife. "Three men shot dead Shakti Malik at his residence this morning. A case has been registered and further investigation is underway," said DSP Anand Pandey.