Added on : 2019-05-26 10:05:16
A close aide of BJP leader Smriti Irani was shot at in Amethi's Baraulia village late Saturday night.
The incident took place just days after Smriti Irani won the Lok Sabha elections from the Amethi parliamentary constituency.
Surendra Singh, former village head of Baraulia village under Jamo police station limits, was shot by unidentified assailants at his residence.
He was referred to Lucknow in a serious condition and he succumbed to his injuries during treatment, a police officer said, adding two people have been detained in connection with the incident and further investigation was underway.
Amethi SP said, "He was shot around 3 am. We've taken a few suspects into custody. Investigation on. It can be due to an old dispute or a political dispute."