Mumbai: In a shocking incident, Samajwadi Party leader and former village head Bijli Yadav (39) was shot dead in the outskirts of Shekhwalia village of Uttar Pradesh’s Mau district, just over 100 km north of Varanasi on Sunday morning when he was out for a walk.
According to officials, locals said that Yadav had gone for a morning walk. About 500 meters from the village, unknown assailants opened fire on the Point Blanc range from his temple and escaped. On hearing the sound of the gun, the locals reached the spot, finding Yadav’s body soaked in blood.
The police soon reached the spot and started investigating. Mau’s Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya, who also visited the scene of the murder, refused to speculate on the possible reasons for the murder but said the attackers would be arrested soon.
Following the complaint of the deceased’s wife, a case has been registered under the relevant sections of the IPC. Two teams have been formed to capture the attackers. The case is being investigated from all possible angles. Soon the attackers will be arrested and strict action will be taken against them.
Yadav was the only son of his parents. He is survived by a wife, a son and five daughters. Reacting to the murder, another Samajwadi Party leader Karnapratap Singh in Mau said that the state government had failed to control the crime. “Law and order is in a very poor state,” he said.