Muzaffarnagar, Jul 29 (PTI) A 35-year-old village head was shot dead by unidentified persons today at his residence in neighouring Shamli district, police said.

Jaivik Singh, head of Pichokra village was killed while he was sleeping, they said.

Angered over his death, locals took out a protest demanded action against the guilty. Security has been tightened in the village to avoid any untoward incident as the village remains tense.

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