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BSP leader shot dead outside Allahabad University; supporters torch bus, attack hospital

BSP leader shot dead outside Allahabad University; supporters torch bus, attack hospital”

Situation remains tense in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad after a local leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party was shot dead on Tuesday morning. Protesters set two buses on fire and damaged a clinic.

Rajesh Yadav was shot dead outside Allahabad University's Tara Chand Hostel late on Monday, the media quoted the police as saying. Soon after Rajesh Yadav was shot, Mukul, believing him to be injured, rushed Yadav to his hospital where he was declared dead.

Dr Singh told the police that some people attacked the BSP leader and opened fire at him at around 2.30am.

Allahabad superintendent of police Siddarth Shankar Meena said some empty cartridges were found in Yadav's vehicle.

It was learned that Rajesh Yadav hails from Duguna village of Bhadohi and has contested Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2017 on BSP ticket.

This morning, a mob of about 50 attacked the hospital, ransacking it and also allegedly attacked journalists there, snatching and breaking their cameras and mobile phones. After this incident students of the University and supporters start protesting by damaging public property and shouting slogans against the police.

Reports said Yadav lived with his family at Haritkunj Apartment near Chandrashekhar Azad Park.



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