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UP: BJP leader stabbed to death in Lucknow

34-year-old Pratyishmani Tripathi, member of BJP youth wing, was attacked on Monday night in Badshahnagar. He was left bleeding on the road.

SNS | New Delhi |

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BjP) leader was stabbed to death in Lucknow by unidentified assailants, police said on Tuesday.

According to the reports, 34-year-old Pratyush Mani Tripathi, was attacked on Monday night in Badshahnagar. He was left bleeding on the road.

He was a member of BJP youth wing, Bharatiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM).

The police said that he 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.

The protesters have reportedly demanded compensation of Rs 50 lakh for Tripathi’s family and they have also demanded the arrest of the accused.

(With agency inputs)