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Former RLD MLA, gunner shot dead

Written by: Staff
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Aligarh, Mar 20 (UNI) Unidentified car-borne miscreants today shot dead former Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MLA from Aligarh Malkhan Singh and his gunner under Kuwarsi area here.

Another person was also wounded in the ghastly attack.

RLD is the major alliance partner in the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government.

Kanpur Zone IG Rizwan Ahmad said Mr Singh -- who is also the RLD district president -- was inside his house, when the assailants arrived in a red car and started firing indiscriminately.

The RLD leader and his gunner died of severe bullet wounds, while the criminals made good their escape.

Later, the district borders were sealed and the car used in the crime was recovered. Two mobile phones and two countrymade pistols were also found inside the vehicle, Mr Ahmad informed.

Meanwhile, DIG Range Daljit Chaudhary had been rushed to the spot.

Further details are awaited.

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