New Delhi: A Samajwadi Party (SP) leader has reportedly been shot dead in Harduaganj area of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh. Rakesh Yadav died on the spot after the firing. Soon after the incident, the police rushed to the spot. Currently, an investigation is underway to find out the motive behind the murder and also the perpetrators of the crime.

Prima facie, the alleged murder appeared to have occurred over a property dispute, and four people have been booked over suspicion. No arrests have been made so far. Yadav, a property dealer and in-charge of Baroli Assembly constituency from Samajwadi Party, was shot in the head by unidentified assailants while he was on his way home in Ahir Pada area. Aligarh Senior Superintendent of Police Akash Kulhary said, “We have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and are currently investigating the matter.”

Upon investigation, Yadav’s family members claimed that the cause of the murder was due to a land dispute. They alleged that several complaints were registered against Yadav in a property dispute.

(With agency inputs)