Lucknow, June 13 -- The newly-elected first woman Bar Council chairperson of Uttar Pradesh, Darvesh Singh Yadav, was gunned down in Agra on Wednesday by a long-time acquaintance who tried to commit suicide and is battling for life with bullet injuries.

On Wednesday, Darvesh attended a felicitation programme on the Civil Court premises in Agra and later went into the chamber of lawyer Arvind Kumar Mishra.

While Darvesh and Arvind were chatting, another lawyer Manish Sharma, long-time acquaintance of Darvesh, entered the room and fired three shots at Darvesh from his licensed revolver. Manish then tried to end his life by shooting himself. Darvesh was pronounced dead on being brought to hospital, while Mansih is in critical condition.