Uttar Pradesh, July 9: Dreaded gangster Munna Bajrangi has been shot dead inside the district jail in Baghpat in Uttar Pradesh, reported news agency ANI. The news comes on the day when Bajrangi was to be produced before a court in Baghpat. Reportedly, he was transferred from Jhansi to Baghpat.

According to a Times of India report, Bajrangi's wife Seema had organised a presser a few days back, where she spoke that her husband was on the hit list of UP police. Seema feared her husband could be the next target since he supported other parties and leaders in Yogi Adityanath's state.

Reportedly, police suspects that Bajrangi was shot dead by Sunil Rathi, another dreaded criminal lodged in the same jail More details on the same are awaited. Police are further investigating the matter.

Munna's real name is Prem Prakash Singh; he was a politician and a dreaded contract killer. Since 2009, he is in jail for the gangland murder of MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005. In 2012, he fought elections under Apna Dal and Peace Party of India.

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