Amethi: In a shocking incident just days after Smriti Irani trounced Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, a close aide of Irani was shot dead by bike borne assailants.
Surendra Singh, former head of Baraulia village, was killed at last night at his home, which is situated within the Jamo police station. The police have begun the investigation and says that they will crack the case in 12 hours.
Seven suspects have been detained for questioning about the killing.
He was shot at indiscriminately including his face which was damaged. Though he was referred to a government hospital in Lucknow. However, he died latter because of his gunshot wounds.
Meanwhile, the newly elected MP, Smriti Irani reached the residence of the deceased to console the family. She also helped others to carry the mortal remains of the deceased by becoming one among the several bearers of the body.
#WATCH BJP MP from Amethi, Smriti Irani lends a shoulder to mortal remains of Surendra Singh, ex-village head of Barauli, Amethi, who was shot dead last night. pic.twitter.com/jQWV9s2ZwY
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DCP of Uttar Pradesh, O. P. Singh, said, “Intensive investigations are underway. Seven people have been detained for questioning. Apart from this, three companies of Provincial Armed have been deputed.”
The DGP also said that they were looking into all aspects of the killing to find the motive behind the attack, including a possible rivalry that led to his murder.
Son of Surendra Singh said, “My father was a close aide of Smriti Irani and campaigned 24×7 in the Lok Sabha elections. After she was elected as an MP, a victory procession was taken out. I believe some Congress supporters didn’t like it. We have suspicions on some people.”
Also, Uttar Pradesh Minister said Rita Bahuguna Joshi condemned the attack and demanded strong action against the culprits.