Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead on camera in UP

Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead on camera in UP
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Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead on camera in UP
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A chilling video of the murders of a local Samajwadi Party politician and his son - being shot dead by two men at close range in a field in western Uttar Pradesh - has emerged

Lucknow: A chilling video of the murders of a local Samajwadi Party politician and his son - being shot dead by two men at close range in a field in western Uttar Pradesh - has emerged. The shooting took place today in a village in Sambhal district, 379 km from state capital Lucknow and 187 km from Delhi.

The brazen incident took place after an argument over a road being built under the MNREGA scheme. Samajwadi Party leader Chote Lal Diwakar and his son Sunil had gone to inspect the road which cuts across a field in the village.

On the narrow road in the middle of the field, they had an argument with the two other men who are from the same village. The two other men were carrying rifles. One of the men is a local strongman, identified as Savinder.

The 2 minute, 30 second video shows two men - one in a white shirt and the other in a pink shirt - holding rifles and walking on the muddy road and arguing with the politician. "Goli chala (open fire)," a man can be heard saying even as some others can be heard trying to pacify the two agitated men.

Seconds later, the two men walk back, aim their gun at the politician and his son, opening fire at them. Chote Lal Diwakar and his son died on the spot.



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