AAP worker killed in firing at MLA Naresh Yadav’s convoy in Delhi


NEW DELHI: The shooting spree in Delhi has not ended even after the assembly elections.


An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker after unidentified people opened fire at MLA Naresh Yadav's convoy in southwest Delhi's Kishangarh village on late Tuesday night, media reports said.

The newly-elected MLA along with his supporters was returning home after paying obeisance at a temple in his constituency, a Business Today report said. Quoting sources, the report said that seven rounds were fired at the Mehrauli MLA's convoy. A person injured in the incident was admitted to a nearby hospital.

In a tweet, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh claimed party volunteer Ashok Mann was killed in the attack. "Convoy of MLA Naresh Yadav attacked in Mehrauli, Ashok Mann killed. Naresh Yadav was returning home after visiting a temple," Singh said in a tweet in Hindi.

"Shots fired at AAP MLA @MLA_NareshYada 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," the AAP said in a tweet.

Ankit Lal, AAP's social media in-charge tweeted: "Multiple shots were fired at AAP MLA @MLA_NareshYadav & @AamAadmiParty volunteers accompanying him to his home in Mehrauli after visiting a temple as part of victory procession. Miscreants in another car opened fire near Fortis. 1 dead and 1 injured. Police is at the spot."

Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) and said they are working "on all angles" to find out the motive behind firing.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Yadav demanded that police should thoroughly check the CCTV footage to identify the assailants who shot at his convoy.

"The incident is really unfortunate. I do not know the reason behind the attack but it happened all of a sudden. Around 4 rounds were fired. The vehicle I was in was attacked. I am sure if Police inquires properly, they will be able to identify the assailant," Naresh Yadav was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Yadav added that he could have been killed.

The shooting incident in Delhi started after a teenager shot at a protester near Jamia Milia Islamia amid a heavy police presence in the last week of January. Two days later, another person had opened fire near the anti-CAA protest at Shaheen Bagh.

The incidents followed after senior leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party led party supporters chant slogans urging that “traitors be shot” during the campaign rallies.

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