Local BSP worker shot dead



Pratapgarh: A local BSP worker was shot dead by two unidentified persons on a highway here, police said Friday.

Ashok Maurya (45), former chairman of the Pratapgarh Nagar Panchayat, was shot on Pratapgarh-Lucknow Highway in City Kotwali police station area while he along with his son and one other person was returning home on a motorcycle from a marriage ceremony, police said.

When they reached near a petrol pump, two motorcycle-borne persons stopped them and fired at them, killing Maurya.

His son escaped unhurt, but the other person was also injured in the firing, police said.

PTI