According to officials, the assailants arrived on two motorcycles and cars and opened fire at BJP leader Kripal Singh, while he was headed home from circuit house in his car on Sunday night.
The victim, Singh is a close associate of Bharatpur BJP MP Ranjeeta Koli. Police said that he sustained seven bullet wounds in the attack.
Mathura Gate police station SHO Ramnath Singh said, “The accused are being identified and no arrest has been made so far. The post mortem is being conducted.”
Officials further informed that the BJP leader was rushed to state-run RBM Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Meanwhile, the identities of the assailants are yet to be established, police added.
Bharatpur MP Ranjeeta Koli visited the hospital where Singh was taken.
Ranjeeta Koli visited the hospital to inquire about Singh's health. In a tweet in Hindi, she wrote, “Due to the demise of DRUCC (Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee) member and former spokesperson of Kisan Morcha Kripal Singh Jagina ji, all my programmes for today are cancelled.”
Furthermore, police are reportedly suspecting the killing to be gang hit due to gang-rivalries.