Friday, September 20, 2019 | ePaper
UP Bar Council chief shot dead in Agra court 2 days after her election
All India News, Agra :
Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Yadav was shot dead allegedly by a fellow-advocate while she was attending an event on the Agra district court premises today, two days after she was elected to the position. The attacker, identified as Manish Sharma, then shot himself with his licensed pistol.
Police told NDTV that although both were taken to the Pushpanjali Multispeciality Hospital in the city, Ms Yadav died soon afterwards. Manish Sharma has been hospitalised in a critical condition.
According to sources, Manish Sharma allegedly shot Ms Yadav three times while she was attending her welcome ceremony in the bar council chambers around 2:30 pm. Police are trying to ascertain the motive behind his action.
Tensions rose in the region after the incident occurred, with advocate groups threatening to launch protests from tomorrow.