Greater Noida, Nov 16 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shiva Kumar and his security guard were shot dead here on Thursday, police said. A third person travelling with them was injured and admitted to a hospital in the national capital.
The incident took place in Tigri village when BJP’s Shiv Kumar Yadav, a resident of Bahlolpur village of Greater Noida, was travelling in his SUV.
#SpotVisuals: BJP leader Shiva Kumar and his security guard shot dead by bike borne assailants in Greater Noida's Bisrakh; Kumar's car lost balance & hit a divider after shots were fired. pic.twitter.com/GlvrMWJP0h
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As he reached Tigri, the assailants opened indiscriminate fire, killing Yadav and his guard Bali.
The third man, Rahispal, sustained bullet injuries. He was rushed to the GTB Hospital in Delhi for treatment.
The assailants fled the spot, the police said.
Assistant Superintendent of Police Suniti Singh said initial probe revealed 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.