One person dead in firing at the residence of SP MLC Amit Yadav last night in Lucknow. The name of the deceased is identified as Rakesh Rawat. The incident occurred on Friday night at around 10:45 p.m. The incident took place in Yadav's flat at La plas apartment in Hazratganj. According to primary information, Amit Yadav was not present at his residence when the incident took place.
According to Somen Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rawat was fired by accident by the MLC's nephew, Pankaj Yadav, who was showing the gun to his friends.
"Last night, five boys were celebrating the birthday of Vinay Yadav, a friend of MLC Amit Yadav's nephew, Pankaj Yadav. While showing the 32-bore country-made pistol to his friends, Pankaj accidentally shot his friend Rakesh Rawat, who died instantly," Verma was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The four present at the party have been taken into police custody. Investigation revealed that the gun belonged to Pankaj, and a magazine and three cartridges for the same have been recovered at the residence of the MLC.