A Samajawadi Party leader’s nephew was stabbed to death in Aligarh following which a group of people went on a rampage and ransacked half-a-dozen shops.
Mohammad Adil (20), nephew of SP’s district vice-president Sagheer Ahmad, and his friend Faheem Chaudhary were stabbed by around six men in Civil Lines area in Aligargh last night, police said on Friday.
The two were rushed to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College where Adil succumbed to injuries.
One of the assailants was nabbed by locals, while the others escaped.
As the news spread, protesters hit the streets and ransacked several shops and also attacked a police picket.
Police said the motive behind the murder was not clear.
Additional Superintendent of Police A K Srivastava said an FIR was filed this morning after the victim’s family complained.
The main accused in the FIR is Sameer Chaudhary, who has a criminal past.