Varanasi (UP), Oct 26 (PTI) A 40-year-old man was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne men when he was in his bookshop in Chetganj area here, police said Friday.Also Read - Farmers’ Protest Completes 1 Year Today: Farm Union Leaders Say Agitation Will Continue For MSP | Key Points

The incident took place Thursday night when Satish Rai was in his bookshop and the unidentified men shot at him, they said. Also Read - Woman Living on Streets of Varanasi Speaks Fluent English, Claims She's A Computer Science Graduate | Watch

The bullet hit Rai in his shoulder and he lost consciousness. He died when he was being rushed to a hospital, they added. Also Read - PM Modi Announces Repeal Of Farm Laws, Farmers Happy But Want MSP Guarantee | Top Developments

He hailed from Revatipur village in the neighbouring Ghazipur district and lived here in Shivpurva area, they said.

The body was sent for postmortem and a manhunt was launched to nab the accused. The motive behind the killing was was not known, they said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.