A district-level Samajwadi Party leader was chased and shot dead by three unknown assailants in Ambedkar Nagar, Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.
At around 3pm, when 30-year-old Gyan Singh alias Bechan Singh, was returning home from a market on his two-wheeler, three unknown men started chasing him on a black Pulsar motorcycle with a blank number plate.
Singh tried to speed away but they continued to chase him for a kilometre and fired at him in front of former Samajwadi Party district president Ram Shakal Yadav’s house.
Following which, Singh ditched his vehicle and took off on foot behind a row of houses, but was soon surrounded by the assailants, who fired several rounds at him and killed him on the spot.
The assailants also fired at a woman who tried to raise an alarm but missed their target.
Later they fled the scene after firing several warning shots to terrorise locals.
Following the incident, locals thrashed Yadav alleging that he plotted Singh’s murder. Yadav denied involvement.
Superintendent of police Ajay Kumar Singh, with the help of residents, rushed Singh to the district hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.