An independent candidate in the UP polls was shot at from point blank range near her office at Jassipura while she was talking on her mobile phone,police said here today.
Madhu Suheja,was shot at 9.40 pm with a .32 bore revolver,police said adding the bullet hit her soldiers.
The injury marks clearly indicate that the bullet was shot from a point blank range,but the victim could not identify the shooter,SSP Raghubir Lal said.
Supporters rushed Suneja to the Yashoda hospital here where she was treated and declared to be out of danger.
Even though Suneja has alleged that the attack was due to election rivalry,the police has ruled out the possibility.