35-year-old farmer shot dead by unidentified persons in Muzaffarnagar

Updated: Nov 16, 2014, 13:45 IST | PTI

A 35-year-old farmer was allegedly shot dead by unidentified persons at Bhora Khurd village in the district, police said today

Muzaffarnagar: A 35-year-old farmer was allegedly shot dead by unidentified persons at Bhora Khurd village in the district, police said today.

Ashvani Sharma was shot dead by unidentified assailants while he was on his way to the fields last evening, SP (Rural) Alok Priydarshani said. "When the farmer did not return to his home, his family started his search and found the body which sustained bullet injuries.

They informed the police," SP said adding that the body has been sent for postmortem. "The reasons for the murder are not yet known," he said. A case has registered in this connection and efforts areon to nab the assailants, police added.

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