Uttar Pradesh: BJP leader stabbed to death in Lucknow

A leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was stabbed to death in Lucknow by unidentified assailants, police said on Tuesday.

Pratyishmani Tripathi was left bleeding on the road after he was attacked on Monday night in Badshahnagar.

He was immediately rushed to the trauma centre at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU) where he was declared dead on arrival, police said.

Hundreds of his supporters protested outside the hospital and raised anti-police slogans shortly after midnight.

However, the crowd alleged that Tripathi had informed the district police chief about threats to his life, but his request was not paid heed to.