A BJP adviser from Ward 13 of Rudrapur was shot dead by strangers outside his residence on Monday in broad daylight, police said.
The accused arrived at the residence of ward councilor Prakash Dhami in a car and called him outside under the pretext of obtaining his signatures on a document, said Udham Singh Nagar SP Devendra Pincha.
As soon as Prakash Dhami got out, they opened fire on him and left, he said.
He was rushed to a hospital where doctors declared him dead, the SP said.
Prakash Dhami was known for his domineering temperament. He had been elected without opposition from the district n ° 13 of Rudrapur.
An investigation is underway to find the reason for his murder, said Devendra Pincha.