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Newly elected chief of UP Bar Council shot dead in Agra court premises

Agra City's Additional Superintendent of Police Praveen Verma said she was shot by lawyer Manish Sharma, who had been her long-time acquaintance

Press Trust of India  |  Agra (UP) 

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Bar Council was allegedly shot dead Wednesday in the court premises in Agra by a who then tried to kill himself, police said.

Singh, who was elected to the post two days ago, had come for a visit to the when she was attacked around 2.30 pm.

Agra City's of Police said she was shot by Manish Sharma, who had been her long-time acquaintance.

"After spraying three bullets on her, Sharma also shot himself," the told

"Sharma is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital and is in a critical condition," he said.

He said the pistol used by the is a licensed weapon and the police have taken possession of it.

Singh had come on her first visit to the after her election, he said quoting eyewitnesses.

At the ceremony in her honour, Sharma suddenly got up and opened fire on her, police said. Before anyone could react, he shot himself too.

Singh's body has been sent for a post mortem.

First Published: Wed, June 12 2019. 17:20 IST