A 55-year-old man Kamruzzama was shot dead while reciting Quran at a mosque in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar Thursday, reported PTI news agency.
The incident took place in Kolua village in the Chilia area.
An unidentified armed person fired at the elderly Muslim man from behind when he was reciting Quran after “azan” about 5 am, Additional Superintendent of Police (SP), Suresh Chand Rawat said.
Later, police reached the spot and sent the body for postmortem. A detailed probe in the matter is on.
No arrests have been made in this case so far, reported PTI.