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BJP worker shot dead by Congress leader in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Indore 

A 60-year worker was allegedly shot dead by a in Paliya village in district of on Sunday, police said.

The incident took place some time before the polling for the Lok Sabha seat came to an end, police said.

Talking to PTI, Senior of Police (SSP) Ruchivardhan Mishra said allegedly shot dead outside his house possibly with a country-made gun from close range around 5.30 pm.

At the time of incident, Sharma's two sons were also present there, she said.

Tanvar was taken to a nearby hospital, but doctors could not save him, the said, adding that the matter was under investigation and a search has been launched to trace the accused.

Meanwhile, state said in a statement that the murder was a fallout of a political rivalry.

Tanvar is a victim of it and he was an active party worker, Singh said.

He also alleged that the main accused in the case, Arun Sharma, is close to Tulsiram Silavat.

He said that Tanvar and his sons were threatened on Sunday afternoon for working in favour of the during the Lok Sabha polls. They were told that they will face dire consequences for their act.

Singh said the accused should be arrested soon and strong legal action must be initiated against him.

Efforts to contact Silavat on the issue proved futile.

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First Published: Sun, May 19 2019. 23:41 IST