A 55-year-old man was shot dead while praying at a mosque in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Siddharthnagar on Thursday.
The incident took place in the village of Koluwa in the Chilean region.
Additional Superintendent of Police Suresh Chand Rawat said an unidentified man opened fire from behind while reciting the Quran after Kamrussama “Asan” at around 5am.
Later, police arrived at the scene and sent the body for autopsy. A detailed investigation into the matter is ongoing.
No arrests have been made so far in this case.