Ranjit Bachchan
Hindu Mahasabha leader

Vishva Hindu Mahasabha state president Ranjit Bachchan was killed while he was out on a morning walk on Sunday, February 2. The firing took place near the CDRI building in Lucknow's Hazratganj.

Ranjit Bachchan was taking a stroll in Hazratganj in the morning when bike-borne assailants opened fire on him and killed him on the spot. The Mahasabha leader was shot in the head multiple times.

Ranjit Bachchan's brother also suffered bullet injuries

In the firing, Ranjit Bachchan's brother also suffered bullet injuries. He has been rushed to the trauma centre. Ranjit Bachchan was a resident of Gorakhpur.

The early morning shootout in the Uttar Pradesh capital's central area has caused tension in the area.

Dinesh Singh, DCP Central Lucknow, said, "The body has been identified as of Ranjit Bachchan, who had gone out on morning walk when some unknown assailant shot him. A police team has been formed and further investigation is being carried out."