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BJP leader shot dead in Kanpur


Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh): A local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by unidentified assailants here Saturday night, police said.

Yogendra Singh, a member of the party’s district unit, was gunned down by four motorcycle-borne men in Babupurwa area and died on the spot.

“We are yet to ascertain the motive behind the crime. However, the killing could be fallout of some political rivalry,” Police Inspector K.P. Saroj told reporters in Kanpur, some 80 km from Lucknow.