Supervior shot dead

Kanpur: Unidentified assailants shot dead a a chemical factory supervisore and injured two others here, police said today.

Santosh Shukla and his two friends – Amit Awasthi and Vipin Shukla – were returning from a marriage function at Kashinath Purva, Chaubepur, on Saturday night when they were attacked by the assailants, DIG Rajesh Rai said.

He said, Santosh (45) was killed on the spot and the other two were injured seriously. Santosh was employed in a private chemical factory as a supervisor, the DIG said, adding old rivalry might have led to the murder.

Investigation is on into the case, he said, while rejecting claims that the deceased belonged to any particular political party.