Newly elected first woman president of UP Bar Council Darvesh Yadav was shot dead by a fellow advocate on Wednesday. According to reports, she was shot dead by advocate Manish inside Agra district court premises. Later, the advocate shot himself too and has been admitted in the hospital.
Yadav, who assumed the chairperson charge just two days ago, was attending a welcome ceremony when she was shot dead.
According to reports, Manish shot her thrice before shooting himself. Yadav was rushed to Pushpanjali Hospital where she was declared brought dead. The police have been deployed in and around the court premises after the incident.
ADG Ajay Anand and ADJ Ajay Srivastava also visited the hospital.
Agra City's Additional Superintendent of Police Praveen Verma said she was shot by lawyer Manish Sharma, who had been her long-time acquaintance.
"Sharma is currently undergoing treatment at a hospital and is in a critical condition," he said.
He said the pistol used by the lawyer is a licensed weapon and the police have taken possession of it.
Some eye witnesses said the two had heated arguments in senior lawyer Arvind Mishra's chamber, when Manish Sharma lost his cool, pulled out his pistol and fired at Darwesh from point blank range.
Yadav, who hailed from Etah, was elected as vice president of Bar Council in 2016 and Executive Chairman in 2017. She was elected as a member of the Bar Council for the first time in 2012.
She started her career as an advocate in 2004 after completing a Bachelor of Law course from Agra.