NOIDA, Dec. 4 -- A 37-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Loni was shot dead near his house when three armed bikers fired at him at Chirodi in Loni.

The police said the victim suffered eight bullet injuries to his head, chest and upper-body.

The victim, identified as Bhagat Singh Khari, was the former district vice-president of the BJP'S Yuva Morcha, an active party leader from Loni, and was also engaged in the dairy business.

His father is a retired sub-inspector of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

"It was around 4.45am, when he was on his way to a dairy, that several motorcycle-bound persons arrived and fired at him. The incident took place barely 500 yards from his house. He sustained several gunshot injuries to his...