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Ex-MLA’s son shot dead in Lucknow’s Hazratganj

Vaibhav Tiwari is the son of Prem Prakash Tiwari, a former Samajwadi Party MLA from Domariyaganj who is now with the BJP.

lucknow Updated: Dec 17, 2017 13:36 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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Vaibhav Tiwari had come out his home at Kasmanda Apartments to talk to some friends when the assailants, who are believed to be former acquaintances, arrived in an SUV and shot him.(AFP/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

A 28-year-old village head and son of former MLA was shot dead by four men outside his residence in posh Hazratganj area of Lucknow on Saturday night.

Vaibhav Tiwari is the son of Prem Prakash Tiwari, a former Samajwadi Party MLA from Domariyaganj who is now with the BJP.

Vaibhav had come out his home at Kasmanda Apartments to talk to some friends when the assailants, who are believed to be former acquaintances, arrived in an SUV and shot him.

One of the bullets hit Vaibhav on his chest, and he was rushed to Lohia Hospital where he was declared dead.

Of the four assailants, police claimed to have identified two, Suraj Shukla and Vikram Singh.

Singh, a Narhi resident, is a history sheeter, police said. However, the cops were clueless about the motive of the killing.

The incident happened barely 300 metres from the Uttar Pradesh Legislature building and the state BJP office.

Vaibhav reportedly had love marriage with a non-Brahmin girl, a local BJP leader said.

He was the gram pradhan (village head) of Domariyaganj and was dealing in real estate. He was also a contractor.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Dec 17, 2017 13:34 IST