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Delhi: AAP volunteer accompanying MLA Naresh Yadav shot dead, another injured

A party volunteer died in the incident and another sustained gunshot injury. The volunteers were accompanying Yadav while they were on their way back from a temple.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 12, 2020 2:16:13 am
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An Aam Aadmi Party volunteer was killed and another injured after unidentified miscreants allegedly fired shots at party MLA from Delhi’s Mehrauli constituency Naresh Yadav’s convoy on Tuesday night.

The deceased was identified as 45-year-old Ashok Mann by party MP Sanjay Singh on Twitter. Another person sustained gunshot injury and was rushed to a nearby hospital. Both the volunteers were accompanying Yadav while they were on their way back from a temple. An FIR has been registered at Kishangarh police station and probe is underway.

Alleging that nearly four rounds of shots were fired, Yadav told news agency ANI, “The incident is really unfortunate. I don’t know the reason behind the attack but it happened all of a sudden. Around 4 rounds were fired. The vehicle I was in was attacked. I am sure if Police inquires properly they will be able to identify the assailant.”

Confirming the development, AAP tweeted: “Shots fired at AAP MLA @MLA_NareshYadav and the volunteers accompanying him while they were on way back from temple. At least one volunteer has passed away due to bullet wounds. Another is injured.”

The incident took place hours after the sitting MLA returned to power in Mehrauli.

(With agency inputs)

This is a developing story.

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