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Youth open fire at SP leader, girl killed

PTI  Bijnor, November 25, 2012
First Published: 17:17 IST(25/11/2012) | Last Updated: 17:19 IST(25/11/2012)

A 16-year-old girl was killed this afternoon when three motorcycle-borne assailants opened fire at a leader of Samajwadi Party's youth wing in Bijnor, police said.


The trio opened fire at district vice president of Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha, Shanky Rastogi, when he was at his medical store, police said.

Two of the bullets hit Toshi Rastogi, who was standing nearby, on her head and chest, killing her on-the-spot, they said.

Out of the three assailants, two have been arrested, they said, adding, police personnel have been deployed at the spot following the incident.

It was not immediately known whether Shanky and Toshi were related to each other, they said.

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