BSP leader Rajesh Yadav was shot dead near Allahabad University under Karnalganj police station area on Tuesday late night. Police said, Yadav, along with his friend Dr Mukul, was going in his SUV when unidentified assailants opened fire on him. Yadav suffered a bullet wound and was rushed to the hospital where doctors declared him dead.
The motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, police said. Three persons have been detained for questioning in connection with the murder case.
Irked over the murder, locals pelted stones and set ablaze to a private hospital. Police had to use mild force to disperse the crowd. Circle officer, Karnalganj, Alok Mishra said “situation is under control and hospital where protestors pelted stones belongs to Dr Mukul. ”
According to CO, “at around 2.30 am when victim vehicle was near Allahabad University, assailants opened fire following which Yadav, who contested this year assembly election from Bhadohi district on BSP ticket, got injured.”
Dr Mukul, who was unhurt, rushed Yadav to hospital where he was declared dead. CO added, Dr Mukul was heavily drunk when the incident occurred. “Police has asked Dr Mukul to record his statement today,” said CO.