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Bullets fired on AAP MLA Naresh Yadav’s convoy, one party volunteer Killed

Around seven rounds were fired at the Mehrauli MLA’s convoy. A person injured in the incident was admitted to a nearby hospital

New Delhi: In Delhi, a person was killed after some unidentified people opened fire at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav’s convoy in city’s Kishangarh village late on Tuesday night, police said.

The police said newly-elected MLA along with his supporters was returning residence after paying obeisance at a temple in his constituency.

Around seven rounds were fired at the Mehrauli MLA’s convoy. A person injured in the incident was admitted to a nearby hospital.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh claimed party volunteer Ashok Mann was killed in the attack.

“Convoy of MLA Naresh Yadav attacked in Mehrauli, Ashok Mann killed. Naresh Yadav was returning to his residence after visiting a temple,” Singh said through a tweet.

“Shots fired at AAP MLA @MLA_NareshYadav and the volunteers accompanying him while they were returning from the temple. At least one volunteer has died due to bullet wounds. Another is injured,” the AAP said in a tweet.

AAP’s social media in-charge Ankit Lal tweeted and said  “Multiple shots were fired at AAP MLA @MLA_NareshYadav & @AamAadmiParty volunteers accompanying him to his residence in Mehrauli after visiting a temple as part of a victory procession. Miscreants in another car opened fire near Fortis. 1 dead and 1 injured. Delhi Police are in the area.”

Narrating about the incident, Yadav said: “The incident is really unfortunate. I don’t know the reason behind the attack but it happened suddenly. Approximately four rounds were fired in the vehicle I was in was attacked. I am sure if police investigate properly they will be able to identify the attacker.”

On Tuesday, the Aam Aadmi Party swept Delhi once again as it won on 62 of 70 seats, reducing BJP to a single digit (8). Meanwhile, the Congress failed to open its account.

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