Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri dies after being shot at in Punjab's Amritsar

AMRITSAR: Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri was shot dead in Punjab's Amritsar. The incident took place outside a temple in the city. Shiv Sena leaders were protesting outside the temple and this is when someone from the crowd came and shot Suri.

Amritsar Police Commissioner Arun Pal Singh confirmed his death.

Shiv Sena leaders were staging a sit-in protest against the temple authorities after some broken idols were found in trash outside the temple premises.

During the protest, some people shot at Suri. While some of his supporters tended to him, others were seen firing shots in the air.

The place where the bullet was fired is said to be a residential area. According to sources, the police have arrested the attacker. The Shiv Sena leader was attacked while he was talking to a police official.

Suri was reportedly on a hitlist and a huge posse of security was already provided to him. The crowd caught hold of the suspected attacker and he was later taken into custody by police. The suspected attacker has been identified as Sandeep Singh.



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