Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh (The Hawk): The headmaster of a school in the Jiyanpur Kotwali neighbourhood of the Azamgarh district was killed by bike-borne assailants.
Sanjay Yadav, 46, was appointed headmaster of the composite school in Akhaipur, in the Haraiya block, and he was a native of Kasada Ima village.
Near a brick kiln, the attackers shot Yadav and then ran away.
Locals working in a nearby field raised the alarm after hearing the gunfire. The headmaster was sent to a private trauma centre in the city, where he was receiving treatment when he passed away from his wounds.
Anurag Arya, the superintendent of police in Azamgarh, led a police team that went to the scene to conduct an inquiry.
The SP claimed to have located the murderers and to have launched a manhunt to apprehend them. He claimed that early results of the investigation indicated that the murder was the result of a conflict over the panchayat elections.
"The accused have a criminal past as well. The Gangster Act will be used against them, and the police will seize their property "said the SP.
(Inputs from Agencies)