He was rushed to a nearby hospital after the incident where he declared dead on arrival. Rakesh Sharma, a block-level general secretary of BJP and a resident of Karanpur Jatt village, was on his way to to a school on his bike, when some unidentified men in a car, opened fired at Sharma and fled the spot. The spot was close to a police station say reports.
An investigation has been initiated in the case.
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This is not the first such case in the state. In July, a BJP leader BS Tomar was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Dasna late night on Saturday. Police said, "The assailants had come on a two-wheeler and fled after committing the crime, leaving their vehicle behind."
In May, a close aide of Smriti Irani, the newly elected MP from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency, was shot dead by two men, with police not ruling out the possibility of it being a "political murder"
With inputs from agencies
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Updated Date: Sep 09, 2019 12:34:24 IST