BSP leader shot dead outside Allahabad University; supporters torch bus, attack hospital
A leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) was shot dead at a shelter near Allahabad University in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh Monday night, police said Tuesday.
Energetic BSP activists staged a violent protest and set fire to a bus that demanded the authors’ premature arrest. Strong police forces were rushed near Indian Press Crossing to control the situation.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Rajesh Yadav had gone to meet someone at the Tara Chand Hostel with his friend, Dr. Mukul Singh, where he had an altercation with some people.
Dr. Singh told police that some people attacked the BSP chief and shot him around 2:30.
Yadav suffered a gunshot wound in the stomach and was transported to a private hospital by Dr. Singh where he died during his treatment.
Allahabad police chief Siddarth Shankar Meena said the empty cartridges were found in the Yadav vehicle.
According to media reports, on Tuesday two buses were set on fire and a hospital was reportedly attacked by BSP workers.
Police investigate the incident and an FIR will be filed after receiving a complaint, authorities said.
Originally from the village of Bhadohi in Duguna, Yadav challenged the assembly elections of Uttar Pradesh in 2017 on a BSP ticket.
Reports indicated that Yadav lived with his family in Haritkunj apartment near Chandrashekhar Azad Park.