Bharatiya Janata party worker and a close aide of Smriti Irani who even campaigned for her during the recently held Lok Sabha Elections, was allegedly shot dead on Saturday night. The incident took place just a few kilometres away from the district headquarters of Gauriganj in Amethi.
A former village head in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi, Surendra Singh was reportedly attacked near his home at around 3AM when bike-borne assailants reached his residence and fired indiscriminately at him. He received a few shots on his face.
He was immediately taken at a hospital in Lucknow for treatment where he died.
The motive of the crime is not yet clear. The Amethi police taken a few suspects into custody and the probe is underway. It can be due to an old dispute or a political dispute.
The cold-blooded murder has shocked the residents of Amethi as it took place barely a couple of days after Irani’s victory from the Congress bastion.
In the general elections, the Congress suffered a major embarrassment with Rahul Gandhi losing the party’s stronghold Amethi to BJP’s Smriti Irani by 55,120 votes.