Samajwadi Party leader and former chairman Nagar Panchayat Tulsipur, Firoz Pappu, has been murdered by unknown assailants.
The incident happened late Tuesday night. Police sources said that former chairman Firoz Pappu, whose wife, Kahkashan, is the present chairperson of Tulsipur Nagar Panchayat, was returning home from Jarwa when unknown miscreants attacked him with sharp-edged weapons.
He was taken to the hospital in a serious condition where the doctors declared him brought dead, police said.
As soon as the news of the murder spread, his supporters gathered on the streets and staged protests, demanding the arrest of the attackers.
Superintendent of Police Hemant Kutiyal reached the spot and persuaded the protesters to disperse and sent the dead body for post-mortem.
The additional force has been deployed in the area in view of prevailing tension.