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Local VHP Leader Gunned Down in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh

Local VHP Leader Gunned Down in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh

Pratapgarh (UP): A local VHP leader was shot dead Monday in Jethwara area near here by some unidentified miscreants, said police.

A lawyer by profession, Om Mishra Pranav, 38, who was also the VHP president of Kunda tehsil was gunned down when he was going somewhere on a bike, they said.

Following Pranav's murder, local lawyers blocked traffic near collectorate gate and demanded immediate arrest of the murderers.

The victim's body has been sent for the postmortem, said police, adding they are investigating the matter.