CONGRESS CORPORATOR Atul Shukla, son of senior Congress leader Kripa Shankar Shukla, allegedly shot himself in his head with a .32-bore pistol at his Mahir Krupa Colony (Aerodrome Road) here on Saturday night. He died in a hospital.
Police sources said Atul, 40, shot himself in presence of his wife at around 10.45 pm. He was taken to Bafna Hospital and from there he was referred to CHL Apollo Hospital, where the doctors declared him dead at 12 midnight.
SP Anshuman Singh Yadav said Atul’s father told police that his son was under the influence of alcohol when he shot himself. The reason for the extreme step could not be known immediately. Atul had two children.