Just days after BJP leader, Smriti Irani defeated Rahul Gandhi, a close aide of hers was shot dead in Amethi.
According to a report by NDTV, Surendra Singh, a BJP worker who had worked closely with Smriti Irani during the Lok Sabha elections was at his residence when some unidentified men shot him.
Amethi: Surendra Singh, ex-village head of Baraulia, was shot dead by unidentified assailants at his residence, last night. Amethi SP says, “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” pic.twitter.com/VYPy9jYDCR— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 26, 2019
He was referred to Lucknow but succumbed to his injuries on reaching the hospital. Talking to ANI, Amethi SP said:
“He was shot around 3 AM. We’ve taken a few suspects into custody and the probe is on. It can be due to an old dispute or a political dispute.”
Surendra Singh was the former village head of Baraulia village which was in news during election campaigning, when Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had accused Smriti Irani of distributing shoes to the residents in order to insult Rahul Gandhi.
Son of Surendra Singh, ex-village head of Barauli, Amethi who was shot dead y’day: My father was a close aide of Smriti Irani&used to campaign 24/7. After she became MP, Vijay Yatra was carried out. I think some Congress supporters didn’t like it,we have suspicions on some people pic.twitter.com/JKeWj2RsMo— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 26, 2019
The family is suspecting some Congress workers behind this act.
Reports suggest that Smriti Irani has left for Amethi to meet the deceased’s family.