RSS worker Rajesh Mishra shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur district

A Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker was shot dead on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur district, police said.

IANS October 21, 2017 13:59:56 IST
RSS worker Rajesh Mishra shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur district

Lucknow: A Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker was shot dead on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur district, police said.

The incident occurred when unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants shot at the 35-year-old, Rajesh Mishra, also a journalist working with the Dainik Jagran Hindi daily, who was sitting at his brother Amitesh's shop in the Karanda area.

Locals and passers-by rushed the two to a nearby hospital where Rajesh was pronounced brought dead.

Amitesh, 30, is said to be in critical condition.

A senior police official said Rajesh was an active RSS member and was also working as a contractor.

So far, no details have emerged in the initial probe but added that they were talking to the family of the deceased.

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