A youth was shot dead while his two sisters were critically injured when some people opened fire at a religious Jagran programme in Devkali area under Nagar Kotwali here.
The incident occurred on Wednesday night when criminals, who came in a SUV, opened fire on Manjit Yadav (32) at around 2200 hours and killed him on the spot.
While fleeing from the area, the criminal shot at the two sisters — Bhumi Yadav (14) and Lucky Yadav (10) of the victim. They are in critical condition and have been rushed to a trauma centre in Lucknow.
SSP Shailesh Pandey said here on Thursday that the incident occured away from the Durga Puja pandal and it was a clear case of personal enmity.
He said one person has been arrested while 5 vehicles have been seized.
SSP said 4 police teams have been formed to nab the culprits.