Tehsil official shot dead in UP

Meerut: A tehsil official was shot dead by unidentified assailants in front of the Sadar Tehsil gate here, police said today.

Dindayal (59), a ‘kanoongo’ with the Tehsil office here and resident of Musri village, was shot dead when he was leaving for home yesterday evening, a police spokesperson said.

The incident, happened near the residence of state Cabinet minister Shahid Manzoor.

“The attackers were waiting outside the victim’s office.

He died on the spot after being shot in the chest,” the spokesperson said, adding Dindayal was supposed to retire from the post in December.

A case has been registered at the Daheli Gate Police Station. No one has been arrested yet, SSP Ravindra Gaur said.