Newly elected Uttar Pradesh Bar Council president Darvesh Yadav was shot dead in Agra Civil Court on Wednesday, 12 June, reports IANS.
Here’s What We Know So Far
Agra City Additional Superintendent of Police Praveen Verma said Darvesh Yadav was shot by an advocate named Manish Sharma, who had been her long-time acquaintance.
Yadav was shot thrice in the court premises. She was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
“After spraying three bullets on her, Sharma also shot himself,” ASP Verma told PTI.
“Sharma is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital and is in a critical condition,” he said.
Verma said the pistol used by Sharma is a licensed weapon, and police have taken possession of it.
Yadav was the first woman to be the president of UP Bar Council, and was elected just two days ago on Monday, 10 June.
Yadav had come on her first visit to the Civil Court after her election, Verma said quoting eyewitnesses.
At the ceremony in her honour, Sharma suddenly got up and opened fire at her. Before anyone could react, he shot himself too, police said.
Yadav’s body has been sent for a post mortem.
The Bar Council of India has condemned Yadav’s murder and has demanded security for its members along with minimum compensation of Rs 50 lakh from the UP government to her family.
(This is a developing story. More updates will be included. With inputs from PTI, ANI, & IANS)