BJP leader's brother shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

Updated: Feb 02, 2018, 09:21 IST | ANI

A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's brother was shot dead on Friday by unidentified assailants in Singhpur area of Banda district

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The deceased was shot and stabbed by unidentified assailants in a farmland near his home

A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader's brother was shot dead on Friday by unidentified assailants in Singhpur area of Banda district. Bisanda, Station House Officer (SHO), Prakash Yadav, said, "The deceased has been identified as Rakesh Tiwari, the younger brother of BJP leader Awdhesh Tiwari."

Rakesh has gone to his farmland near his house to guard the crop from the cattle when the incident took place.

The accused shot on his head and stabbed him with a sharp-edged weapon, he said. Rakesh died on the spot.

A case has been registered at Bisanda police station. Further investigations are on.

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