Politician among 2 shot dead near India's Delhi

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  • Monday, 26 Feb 2024

NEW DELHI, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Two people, including a political leader in India's northern state of Haryana, were shot dead and a couple of security personnel injured in a firing incident on Sunday, confirmed a local police over the phone.

The firing incident occurred in Haryana's Bahadurgarh area, nearly 25 miles away from the Indian capital New Delhi.

Nafe Singh Rathee, who was a two-time lawmaker in Haryana legislature and president of the state-level Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) party's Haryana unit, was traveling in his SUV along with his security personnel when suddenly a few unidentified assailants opened indiscriminate firing at his vehicle.

While Rathee died instantly, an INLD party worker died while he was being rushed to a local hospital, said the local cop. He added that a couple of security personnel guarding Rathee were also injured in the firing incident.

The INLD had been a ruling party in the state.

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