Panchayat poll candidate's husband shot dead in UP

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Azamgarh, Oct 26: Husband of a Panchayat election candidate was shot dead by allegedly unidentified persons over political rivalry in Deogaon area here, police said today.

37-year-old Sahab Lal Ram, whose wife is contesting for block development committee, was shot dead last night when he was returning home after campaigning, they said.

UP poll: Candidate's husband shot dead

He was killed allegedly over panchayat poll-related rivalry, police said. An FIR has been lodged and efforts were being made to identify the killers, police said. Polling for panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh began on October 9 and will continue till October 29.

The Panchayat polls in the state are scheduled to to be held in four phases - October 9, 13, 17 and 29.


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