RSS worker shot dead in UP

RSS worker shot dead in UP

 A senior RSS worker was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur district on Saturday.

The police said Rajesh Mishra, who was actively associated with the RSS, was sprayed with bullets by three motorbike-borne assailants while he was inside his shop near his village in the district.

Mishra, also a journalist who was associated with a leading Hindi daily, died on the spot, while his brother Amitesh suffered serious injuries and is said to be in a critical condition.
The murder sparked tension in the area and people came out onto the streets to protest.
Security personnel were deployed in strength at the village as a precautionary measure, the police said.

District police officials said that two of the assailants have been identified and a massive hunt has been launched to nab them.

Mishra, a source said, had exposed the local sand mafia and had also received threats in the past.

"We are probing all angles," a senior police officer said.

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