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State RLD leader among two shot dead in Hapur

Written by: Staff

Lucknow, Apr 17 (UNI) Unidentified gunmen today allegedly shot dead two Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) workers including state general secretary of party's youth wing in Hapur town of Ghaziabad district.

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Home) S K Aggarwal said here that State general secretary of RLD youth wing Virendra Tyagi and his associate Mukesh Tyagi were shot dead by five assailants, while the former had gone to drop his daughter at a school in the Awas Vikas Colony area.

The assailants later escaped on motor cycles, Mr Aggarwal said adding that one of the criminals was released on bail only yesterday.

A manhunt has been launched to nab the killers and further investigations were on.

RLD is the major ally of the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government.


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