NEW DELHI: A party volunteer lost his life after some unidentified people opened fire at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav’s convoy in southwest Delhi’s Kishangarh village on late Tuesday night, police said.
Hours after his victory in the Delhi Assembly polls was announced, the newly-elected MLA along with his supporters was returning home after paying obeisance at a temple in his constituency in the night.
Police says the prime suspect in the case has been held.
Ingit Pratap Singh, ADCP (South West), said that the incident happened around 11 p.m.
At least six-seven bullet shells have been found at the crime scene and further investigation is underway, police sources said.
Reacting to the attack, Naresh Yadav said the incident is “unfortunate”.
In a tweet, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh claimed party volunteer Ashok Mann was killed in the attack. While another party volunteer was injured following the attack.
मेहरौली विधायक नरेश यादव के क़ाफ़िले पर हमला अशोक मान की सरेआम हत्या ये है दिल्ली में क़ानून का राज, मंदिर से दर्शन करके लौट रहे थे नरेश यादव— Sanjay Singh AAP (@SanjayAzadSln) February 11, 2020
Volunteer Ashok Mann has passed away in the attack at AAP MLA @MLA_NareshYadavToday we have lost one of our family member. May his soul rest in peace. — AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 11, 2020
Shots fired at AAP MLA@MLA_NareshYadav and the volunteers accompanying him while they were on way back from temple. At least one volunteer has passed away due to bullet wounds. Another is injured.— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) February 11, 2020
AAP MLA Naresh Yadav won by around 9,000 votes against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kusum Khatri from Mehrauli assembly seat.Get Breaking news and Latest News from India and around the world on GlobalPunjabTV.net.