BJP leader Shiva Kumar shot dead in Greater Noida’s Bisrakh; investigation underway

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New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2017 6:45:12 PM

Kumar was with his security guard were both shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Bisrakh, Greater Noida, as per ANI report.

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BJP leader Shiva Kumar on Thursday was shot dead in Greater Noida. Kumar was with his security guard were both shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Bisrakh, Greater Noida, as per ANI report. The cause of the killing is still unknown. The police reached the sight of the incident to investigate the matter, as per Times of India report. Shiva Kumar was in his Toyota Fortuner car when the bike-borne assailants reportedly drove up and fired shots at the car. The leader died instantly along with his security guard, however, according to media reports, there were two more people in the car but their whereabouts is not known. As reported by ANI, Kumar’s car then swerved and hit a divider after the shots were fired.

Earlier in the month of October, a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Rajesh Yadav was shot after violence erupted near the Allahabad University. The BSP leader was allegedly shot dead near the Tarachand hostel of the prestigious varsity. It was learnt that Yadav had contested the assembly elections from the Jaunpur seat. The violence had previously rocked the Allahabad University campus fter the arrest of four students for allegedly disrupting a meeting and violating prohibitory orders. A group of students, led by office bearers of the students union had then surrounded the university’s guest house in the noon, where the executive council meeting was going on and shouted slogans demanding action against alleged financial irregularities in the institute.

Even before that, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gajendra Bhati was shot dead by criminals in the Khora Colony area of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. The incident had taken place in broad daylight. The BJP leader’s death came just two days after Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the law and order situation in the in the city. According to officials, Adityanath had asked the police to improve the law and order situation in the city and also instructed the police to ensure that a crime free environment is maintained, apart from ensuring the safety of the public on the streets.

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