RANCHI: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) from Lohardaga was on Sunday shot dead in Ranchi. The deceased has been identified as Pankaj Gupta. The attackers shot the BJP leader in his head after which he died on the spot.
The attack took place at the Piska Railway station soon after he had stepped out of a train. The incident reportedly took place at around 8:30 am near Ramlal sweets at the station.
Furious locals jammed the roads near the station to protest against the shooting that took place in broad daylight. The attackers managed to escape the crime scene. Police said that efforts are on to identify the culprits and assured that arrests will be made soon.
Gupta had reportedly bought a land in Piska and used to visit the place frequently for its construction. It is being suspected that the attack may be linked to a land dispute.
BJP has strongly condemned the attack and demanded that the accused should soon be arrested.