BJP corporator shot at, critical

A BJP corporator was critically injured after he was shot at by unidentified assailants here, police said on Tuesday.

Updated: Sep 11, 2012, 15:41 PM IST

Gorakhpur: A BJP corporator was critically injured after he was shot at by unidentified assailants here, police said on Tuesday.

Vijay Raj Jaiswal (35), a BJP corporator from ward number 65, was shot at late last night when he had gone to meet a friend in Hydel Colony, police said.

He was rushed to district hospital from where he was referred to BRD Medical College, they said.

Election-related rivalry was stated to be the reason behind the incident, police said.

An FIR has been lodged by the victim`s relatives against two persons in the case, they said.

PTI