RSS-BJP leader shot dead in Ludhiana

Two masked men on a motorbike shot dead a senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader at his residence in Ludhiana’s Gaganjit Colony on Tuesday morning.

Ravinder Gosain, 58, was the mukhya shikshak of RSS’s Mohan shakha for many years. He was also mandal pradhan of a local BJP unit.

His son Deepak Kumar, speaking to the media, said, “My father was sitting outside and soon going to leave for our shop. Two persons on motorbike came and called him by name. As he went towards them, they shot him. He died on the spot.”

Gosain had returned from the shakha on Tuesday morning, a few minutes before the shooting. He suffered two bullet wounds — one to his head and another in his shoulder.

“I was inside the home when this happened. I thought some children must be bursting firecrackers due to Diwali. When we came out, he was lying in pool of blood,” added Deepak.

Basti Jodhewal police station registered a FIR against unidentified persons. Ludhiana Commissioner of police RN Dhoke said, “We have started investigation.”

Punjab has recently witnessed a spate of such killing, including the murder of Namdhari sect matriarch Chand Kaur at Bhaini Sahib, senior RSS leader Jagdish Gagneja in Jalandhar, Hindu Takht leader Amit Sharma in Ludhiana,Shiv Sena      worker Durg Prasad Gupta in Khanna, two followers of Dera Sacha Sauda at Ludhiana and church pastor Sultan Masih at Ludhiana.