New Delhi: A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh. The deceased was identified as Pratyishmani Tripathi (34). Police said that Tripathi was attacked on Monday night in Badshahnagar area of the city.

Police said that after assailants attacked him and they left Tripathi bleeding on the road. Deceased was rushed to the trauma centre at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) where he was declared dead on arrival.

Shortly after midnight, hundreds of his supporters protested outside the hospital, raised anti-police slogans and demanded the immediate suspension of Lucknow Senior Superintendent of Police Kalanidhi Naithani.

The agitating crowd alleged that Tripathi had informed the district police chief about threats to his life and asked for security but the request was not paid heed to.

In a similar incident, son of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was stabbed to death by unknown assailants in Chhapra city of Saran district in Bihar. Piyush Kumar, son of local BJP leader Gangotri Prasad was stabbed to death while he was passing by Garkha block of the city.

The police had registered a case and are investigating the matter. Nagendra Prasad, SHO Garkha had said, “We have received the information of the incident which happened at a secluded place. The attack happened around 8 PM in the evening. We are investigating the case.”

In September, former mayor of Muzaffarpur district, Samir Kumar was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Bihar.