Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the killing of a close aide of newly-elected Amethi MP Smriti Irani, police said on Monday.
"As many as seven persons were taken into custody and they were interrogated. Among those, there were three who were linked with the incident," Singh said.
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"As of now, two accused persons are still absconding and we are tracking them," the DGP said.
OP Singh, UP DGP on ex-village head of Amethi who was shot dead: We have arrested three murder suspects. Two suspects are still absconding&we will nab them soon. On the basis of all evidence it is very clear that the 5 murder suspects&the victim had local level political rivalry. pic.twitter.com/ieq7vqyCPP— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 27, 2019
In the first incident of post-poll violence in Uttar Pradesh, a close aide of newly-elected Amethi MP Smriti Irani was shot dead by two unidentified men.
Surendra Singh (50), a former head of Baraulia village, around 25 km from the Amethi district headquarters, was shot at around 11.30 pm on Saturday.
Singh was referred to a Lucknow hospital, but succumbed during treatment, Additional Superintendent of Police Daya Ram said.