KATHMANDU (TIP): Two Indian nationals were among three people arrested for the murder of a constituent assembly election candidate in Bara district in southern Nepal in October. Police said on Sunday that Mohamed Alam, a CPN (UML) candidate for the November 19 general elections was killed by a rival from his own party Ramchandra Pyasi Kushwaha with help from Indian nationals Atik Khan and Raju Srivastava. Alam was shot outside the a flour mill on October 4 by two men on a motorcycle with Indian license plates and died in hospital in Kathmandu without regaining consciousness a week later. Kushwaha is a former lawmaker while Khan runs a business in Birganj in Nepal and Srivastava is from Indian border city of Raxual. They hired professional assassins to kill Alam, a day after he was announced as a candidate from Bara – 4 constituency. According to the police, there had been two previous unsuccessful attempts to kill Alam. The general elections is expected to be marred by violence as the breakaway CPN-Maoist has declared that it will disrupt the polls and its main target will be candidates of it mother party UCPN (Maoist).