New Delhi: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by three bike-borne assailants in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh last night. The leader, DK Gupta, who was the Mandal vice president, was on his way home after closing his shop when he was attacked at a local market. Police said that Gupta was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries while treatment. Also Read - Noida: Decomposed Body of 10-year-old Boy Found at Construction Site Days After he Went Missing

Following the incident, a protest broke out outside the hospital. Protesters are said to be his family members and supporters. Speaking to reporters, police officer Mukesh Kumar Mishra said, “Some unknown men targeted the BJP leader in the marketplace. We are carrying out a probe. We talked to the protesters to calm them down. We are aiming for a breakthrough in the next 24 hours.” Also Read - 'I Apologise... Just Forgot the Name': Kamal Nath Explains 'Item' Jibe After Controversy, EC Takes Note

Senior police officers reached the spot and elaborate security was deployed in the area, which lies in Tundla constituency, where assembly bypolls are due on November 3. Also Read - 'Citizenship Amendment Act Will be Implemented Soon': BJP President JP Nadda in West Bengal

Meanwhile, three people, including the main accused, have been detained and are being questioned, informed ADG Agra Ajay Anand.