Meerut, Jan 9 : Former BJP MLA Tripal Singh Dhama was shot dead on Sunday in Binauli near Baghpat.
Dhama was last seen reading newspapers near his tubewell at 2 pm. His bullet-ridden body was found three hours later.
Though there were no eyewitnesses, reports said, two persons who were on a motorbike fired bullets at him.
One bullet pierced his chest while the second was shot at close range at his temple.
Dhama was elected on BJP ticket from Barnawa in 1993 defeating RLD's Satyendra Solanki.
Dhama was seeking BJP ticket this time from Meerut Civil Khas seat, but the ticket was given to Samarpal, who defected to the party from RLD.
Dhama was a no-nonsense politician and had a clean blackground. After his party refused him ticket, he was seen spending much of his time at his farm.