Smriti Irani’s close aide Surendra Singh shot dead in Amethi

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Amethi, May 26: Newly elected BJP MP Smriti Irani’s close aide was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Baraulia village in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi district on Sunday.

Surendra Singh, former head of Baraulia village, was killed on Saturday night at his residence that falls under the Jamo police station limits. The police have registered a case and investigation is on to nab the culprits.

Amethi SP said, “He was shot around 3 AM. We’ve taken a few suspects into custody. Investigation on. It can be due to an old dispute or a political dispute”.

Singh had been working very closely with Irani for the past couple of years and was instrumental in getting votes for Irani.

The incident took place just a few kilometres away from the district headquarters of Gauriganj in Amethi.

On Saturday, bike-borne assailants reached his residence and fired indiscriminately at him. He received a few shots on his face. Additional Superintendent of Police Daya Ram said Singh (50) was referred to government hospital in Lucknow but later succumbed to his injuries while he was getting treated.

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