A local BJP worker was killed and his friend injured when unidentified assailants fired at them this afternoon in Ghaziabad's Khora colony, police said.
Gajendra Bhati (32) and his friend Balbir Singh Chouhan were on a motorcycle in Khora colony when the two bike-borne attackers came near them and opened fire, City Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh said.
The two were rushed to a private hospital in neighbouring Noida where doctors pronounced Bhati dead on arrival, he said, adding Chouhan (42), who was critically injured, is undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Bhati had received four bullet injuries while one bullet hit Chouhan.
On receiving information about the incident, Bhati's supporters reached the hospital in large number, Singh said.
Heavy police force has been deployed outside the hospital to prevent any untoward incident, the City SP said.
An investigation is underway in the matter, he added. Bhati had joined the BJP in 2014. He was also facing some cases of murder and attempt to murder, the police said.