Razapur village head, Anil, (35) was shot dead yesterday when he was coming home on his motorcycle with cousin Vipin, police said.
The assailants, who were in a moving car, first targeted Anil's bike and when he fell down, shot him near Rama Garden Colony here, they said, adding, Vipin escaped unhurt.
Anil was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead, they said.
Police have registered a case against two brothers of the same village, Pradeep and Prawesh, on the complaint of the deceased's relatives, citing enmity over elections of block head.
Meerut (UP): A 35-year-old village head was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Razapur of the district allegedly due to rivalry over local elections, police said on Sunday.
First Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 15:04