BJP leader Shiv Kumar, security guard shot dead in Greater Noida

BJP leader Shiv Kumar, security guard shot dead in Greater Noida

According to TV reports, Shiv Kumar was in his car when the bikers reportedly drove up and fired shots at him.

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Kumar’s car lost balance and hit a divider after shots were fired.

BJP leader Shiv Kumar and his security guard were shot dead by bike borne assailants in Greater Noida’s Bisrakh on Thursday. Shiv Kumar was in his a white Fortuner car near Tigri village when the bikers fired shots at him. Kumar’s car lost balance and hit a girl near a divider. The girl was admitted to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

According to the police, the incident took place around 4 pm. “The BJP leader, Shiv Kumar, was in the car along with his driver and another person. Sharma and his driver Balli suffered multiple gun shot injuries and succumbed to them. The third car passenger Rayees Pal has been admitted to GTB Hospital in Delhi with severe injuries. They had left from a school which is run by Kumar’s family,” said Prabhat Dixit, PRO, Gautam Buddha Nagar Police.

While the two bodies have been sent for postmortem examination, the medical report is still awaited. “Investigations are underway to ascertain the identity of the assailants. The only surviving victim, Rayees Pal, is not in a condition to talk,” Dixit further said.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Suniti Singh said initial investigation showed the motive behind the murder appeared to be personal. “But we can say more only after the investigation is completed. We are conducting raids to nab the criminals,” Singh said.