Hindu Mahasabha chief shot dead during morning walk

Hindu Mahasabha chief shot dead during morning walk

Agency News

Uttar Pradesh President of Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha Ranjeet Bachchan shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow by unknown assailants.

Ranjit Bachchan was taking a stroll in Hazratganj in the morning when bike-borne assailants opened fire on him and killed him on the spot. The Mahasabha leader was shot in the head multiple times. The incident took place near the CDRI building in Lucknow's Hazratganj.

As per reports, originally from Gorakhpur, Bachchan used to live in Lucknow’s Hazratganj area. Near CDRI, the assailants shot him in the head. His brother, who was accompanying him, was also suffered bullet injuries.

Six teams of Uttar Pradesh Police and Crime Branch have initiated investigation. The early morning shootout in the Uttar Pradesh capital's central area has caused tension in the area.

Dinesh Singh, DCP Central Lucknow, said, "The body has been identified as of Ranjit Bachchan, who had gone out on morning walk when some unknown assailant shot him. A police team has been formed and further investigation is being carried out."Before being associated with the Mahasabha, Ranjit Bachchan was a Samajwadi Party member and was often spotted with former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.

The attack on the Hindu Mahasabha leader comes just months after Kamlesh Tiwari was shot dead at his Lucknow office by radical Islamists. Kamlesh Tiwari was an outspoken Hindu Activist who was brutally murdered by Jihadists for blaspheming against Islam. He was stabbed 15 times. The post-mortem report suggested that there were two deep cut marks on the neck which pointed towards attempts to slit his throat.