Gunmen have shot dead a controversial opposition politician in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Krishnand Rai, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was killed in broad daylight in Gazipur district.
Six others, including his bodyguard, were also killed, police said. The attackers, who had been lying in wait by the roadside, escaped.
The BBC's Ram Dutt Tripathi says Mr Rai was accused of mafia links and always travelled under tight security.