The first ever woman-elect to the post of Uttar Pradesh’s Bar Council chairperson Darvesh Yadav was shot dead by a fellow advocate even as she was attending the ceremony to honor her at an event being held in the Agra district court premises.

The attacker Manish Sharma later turned the gun onto himself, and shot himself with a licensed pistol. Both individuals have been taken to hospital, where Ms. Yadav died soon afterwards. Manish Sharma has been admitted in a  critical condition. Sharma reportedly shot her three times while she was attending the welcome ceremony in her bar council chambers. Ms. Yadav belonging to Etah was the first woman to be elected as President of the UP Bar Council.

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