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Samajwadi Party leader’s nephew killed after gunmen open fire on his vehicle

Unidentified gunmen fired at least 20 shots at the vehicle of Samajwadi Party leader Urgasen Mishra, killing his nephew Durgesh and injuring another relative in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Mishra, who allegedly has links with the mining mafia , escaped unhurt.

lucknow Updated: Jun 06, 2018 23:08 IST
Hindustan Times, Kanpur
Samajwadi Party,nephew killed,gunmen open fire
The attack on Samajwadi Party leader Urgasen Mishra was allegedly executed to avenge the killing of former block pramukh Dwarka Prasad alias Pappu Dwivedi recently.(Reuters/Photo for representation)

Unidentified gunmen shot up the vehicle of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Urgasen Mishra, killing his nephew Durgesh and seriously injuring another relative in Chitrakoot district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.

Mishra, who allegedly has links with the mining mafia , escaped unhurt in the attack. He told police that the attack was sudden and his bodyguards could not respond.

Superintendent of police, Chitrakoot, Manoj Jha, said several teams are working to nab the killers who sped off in a black Mahindra XUV towards Allahabad.

The attack on Mishra was allegedly executed to avenge the killing of former block pramukh Dwarka Prasad alias Pappu Dwivedi recently, people familiar with the matter said.

Mishra was in Mau tehsil to meet block pramukh Pankaj Yadav and circle officer (Mau) Rajneesh Yadav. He left the CO’s office in a Scorpio. As the vehicle reached the highway, the assailants fired more than 20 shots.

First Published: Jun 06, 2018 23:08 IST