Punjab leader Sudhir Suri was attacked and shot dead by unidentified people today in the afternoon. Suri was protesting outside an Amritsar temple along with other leaders today, when the incident took place.
As per the reports around five pistol shots were fired upon him allegedly by a local shopkeeper.
Upon the attack the shooter was immediately arrested with the seizure of his pistol, says the local police commissioner. The police does not seem to give more details yet.
Known as one of the controversial leaders of Punjab, Sudhir Suri was under police protection, still the attacker was successful in landing two shots that killed him. He breathed his last before he could be brought to a nearby hospital.
Sudhir Suri also had several cases against him including some for making casteist remarks along with hurting religious sentiments. He had been arrested several times and had also served jail time.
As the second big shootout in Punjabt, this incident follows the murder of Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala who was shot dead earlier this year in Mansa district.
Sudhir Suri was protesting outside the temple along with other Shiv Sena leader and then suddenly someone from the crowd came and shot him as per the eyewitnesses.