RSS worker shot dead in UP

Lucknow, Oct 21: A Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) worker was shot dead on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur district, police said. The incident occurred when unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants shot at the 35-year-old, Rajesh Mishra, also a journalist working with the Dainik Jagran Hindi daily, who was sitting at his brother Amitesh's shop in the Karanda area. Locals and passers-by rushed the two to a nearby hospital where Rajesh was pronounced brought dead.  Amitesh, 30, is said to be in critical condition. A senior police official said Rajesh was an active RSS member and was also working as a contractor.  So far, no details have emerged in the initial probe but added that they were talking to the family of the deceased.