Azamgarh: BJP leader Arjun Yadav was shot dead on Thursday night in Haripur village in Powal area, said police on Friday.
Yadav who was also a Kshetra Panchayat member, was attacked by unidentified people on Thursday night when he was returning home after closing his shop. While on the way to hospital he succumbed to the injuries.
“Information is being sought from the family… the cause of the murder has not been ascertained yet. Those involved in the incident will be caught soon,” Superintendent of Police Sudhir Kumar Singh said.