Kanpur:A relative of a village head sustained bullet injuries after being shot in Saifai police area of Etawah while campaigning at Nagla Bihari village in Kuiya Gram Panchayat on Tuesday night.
Rahul Yadav, a village head candidate and Chandagiram, also a village head candidate for Kuiya Gram Panchayat were campaigning with their supporters in Nagla Bihari village.
The supporters of both thereafter indulged into an altercation over some issue. Later, someone opened fire from a country-made pistol following which Rahul’s brother-in-law Anshul Yadav suffered bullet injuries.
He was rushed to a nearby community health centre from where he was later referred to Saifai Medical university. A case has been booked against rival candidate Chandgiram Yadav and three others.
Senior superintendent of police Etawah Brijesh Kumar Singh said police were trying to ascertain the motive behind the murderous attempt.
“Prima facie, it looks like a case of supremacy over each other. We have arrested one person of the four named persons in the FIR lodged under relevant sections including 307 of IPC,” SSP said.
Voting for the panchayat polls in Etawah will be held in second phase on April 19. The results will be announced on May 2.