"Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darbesh Yadav's death is highly condemned. The whole advocate fraternity is deeply hurt by this incident. The kin of deceased should be given at least Rs 50 lakh compensation by the UP government," BCI said in a statement.
BCI further stated that the incident has proved that the advocates and their representatives are not safe.
Appointed as president only two days ago, she was shot at by a person identified as advocate Manish who fired at her during a ceremony held to welcome her, police said.
"We received information about it around 45 minutes back that she was shot dead. Her welcome ceremony was going in the chambers when her associate Manish fired at her. She was hit with three bullets and was taken to Pushpanjali hospital where she breathed her last," Additional Director General of Police (ADG) Ajay Anand had said.
Manish first shot Yadav and then fired a bullet at himself. While he has been admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment, Yadav succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.
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