VARANASI: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Kshetra Panchayat member
(40) was shot dead by some unknown miscreants in Pawai police station area of Azamgarh district on Thursday night. The police have launched a manhunt to identify and nab the killers.
According to reports, Yadav, a resident of Jaldipur village, owned a store of ayurvedic medicines near Pawai crossing. At around 9pm on Thursday night, he was returning after closing his shop when some unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants opened fire on him and fled the scene.
Yadav sustained bullet injuries on his chest and fell on the ground. The news spread like a wildfire in the locality and people started gathering at the spot. Azamgarh SP (rural) Siddharth Kumar and Phoolpur CO Rajesh Kumar along with the police force reached the incident site after getting information.
Meanwhile, the villagers and family members took Yadav to the local hospital from where he was referred to Phoolpur trauma centre after primary treatment. Later he was taken to the divisional hospital where doctors declared him dead.
According to the police, the reason behind the killing is yet to be known. The matter is being investigated. Azamgarh SP Sudhir Kumar Singh said that details are being gathered from family members to find the reason behind the killing. The assailants would be nabbed soon, said the SP.