A 22-year-old college student was allegedly shot dead by two motorcycle-borne men in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun on Monday, 17 April.
The deceased, Roshni Ahirwar, was returning from Ram Lakhan Patel Mahavidyalaya college after giving her BA exam, when two men approached her and shot her in the head with a countrymade pistol.
Locals tried to catch the assailants but they managed to escape. However, they left the gun at the location of the crime.
"Roshni had gone to the college for an exam. At around 11:30 am while she was on her way back, the motorcycle-borne men shot her in the head and fled," said Iraj Raja, superintendent of police, Jalaun.
He further said that a man, Raj Ahirwar, has been arrested in connection with the incident after Roshni's parents filed a complaint against him. The investigation is still underway.
The Rashtriya Janata Dal slammed the incident, asking whether the BJP will "celebrate" this incident too.
"In Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun, two bike-borne youths shot dead a girl student in broad daylight. Will the wolves of Godi media and the BJP celebrate this death too?" a tweet from the party read.
Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Aazad also hit out at the UP government, saying, "In the rule of Chief Minister Yogi ji, oppression and atrocities on sisters and daughters are at its peak! This is the new Uttar Pradesh, where just 200 meters away from the police station in Jalaun, child Roshni Ahirwar was shot dead in broad daylight, very sad and highly condemnable!"
(With inputs from PTI.)