CMO shot dead in UP

A senior health department official was shot dead by unidentified persons near his Gomti Nagar residence, a senior officer said here.

Updated: Apr 02, 2011, 13:05 PM IST

Lucknow: A senior health department
official was on Saturday shot dead by unidentified persons near his
Gomti Nagar residence, a senior officer said here.

B P Singh, who was chief medical officer in family
welfare department, was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne
persons when he had gone for morning walk in Vishesh Khand
in Gomti Nagar area, DIG D K Thakur said.
In October last year Vinod Kumar Arya, who was posted
on the same post, was shot dead near his Vikas Nagar residence
when he had gone for morning walk.

Singh, a cardiologist at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital
and also general secretary of Provincial Medical Services, was
appointed as the CMO a few months ago.
This is the second killing of a senior health
department official within six months.

To protest against Singh`s murder, members of PMS went
on a flash strike.

PTI