Local SP leader shot dead

Ghazipur: A local Samajwadi Party leader, who was also a village head, was shot dead by two assailants here, police said on Friday.

Police said Subhash Jaiswal (56) was in his shop when two motorcycle-borne youths arrived and asked for some goods and when he was handing it over to them, one of them opened fire killing him on the spot and fled.

A case has been lodged and investigations are on, they added.