The Akali sarpanch of Balra near Lehragaga was shot dead during after-dinner walk on Tuesday at the village. Jagsir Singh (36) took 11 bullets.
Accused in more than 10 criminal cases, some of a serious nature, Jagsir had made many enemies, and the police believe the three attackers to be among them. The killers managed to flee under the cover of darkness. A police official confirmed that a case had been registered and investigation was on.