Police have launched a probe to solve the murder case.(representative photo/Getty Images)
Police have launched a probe to solve the murder case.(representative photo/Getty Images)

BDC member shot dead in Azamgarh during argument over panchayat polls

A discussion on panchayat elections turned violent when a man allegedly opened fire. The victim was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.
Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:23 AM IST

A block development council (BDC) member was shot dead in a clash between two groups in Nawada market of Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday night, police said.

A bullet hit BDC member Surendra Yadav, 35, when a man allegedly opened fire during a heated discussion over the panchayat elections. Locals rushed Yadav to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

A senior police officer said teams had been formed to solve the murder case. The local administration has deployed a police contingent in the area as a precautionary measure to maintain peace after the incident.

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