An Aam Aadmi Party worker died in Delhi late last night after bullets were shot at an open car of the party’s MLA from Mehrauli, Naresh Yadav, while he was returning from a temple following his win in the assembly election. Another worker has been injured. The MLA escaped unhurt.
In photographs before the firing, the volunteer, Ashok Mann, was standing behind the AAP leader and flashing a victory sign as he smiled at the cameras.
Three people were allegedly involved in the firing and one has been detained. Police sources said the man has confessed to the firing and said the motive was to kill Ashok Mann and his nephew Harender who was injured. He said he was not targeting the AAP MLA.
“Shots fired at AAP MLA Naresh Yadav and the volunteers accompanying him while they were on their way back from temple. At least one volunteer has passed away due to bullet wounds. Another is injured,” the party tweeted from its official handle.