A BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district was shot dead on Tuesday (August 11) while he was out for his morning walk in the fields near his house.
Sanjay Khokhar was the district president of the BJP for three years and was removed from the post before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Condoling his death, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked officials to initiate an investigation and take action against the guilty within 24 hours.
“Sanjay Khokhar (52), a resident of Tilwara area of the district was going towards his tube well in the morning when he was shot at by some criminals. He died on the spot,” Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Singh told PTI.
Reports said Khokhar was shot by three unidentified men.
“A police team rushed to the spot upon getting the news. So far, no complaint has been registered. Prima facie it (reason behind the killing) seems to be enmity. Khokar was hit by bullets on the head and in the chest. Police teams have been formed to crack the case,” Singh said.
The body has been sent for post-mortem and a FIR has been registered at the local Chhaprauli Police Station, according to officials.
A video showing the blood soaked body of Khokhar is doing the rounds on social media.