Merely two days after Smriti Irani won the Lok Sabha elections from the Amethi parliamentary constituency, her close aide, Surendra Singh was shot at in Amethi’s Baraulia village late Saturday night by unidentified assailants.
Surendra Singh was the former village head of Baraulia village under Jamo police station limits.
Singh’s son Abhay said, “We couldn’t see the perpetrators but it is clear that Congress workers are behind this. My father was actively campaigning for Smriti Irani and BJP got many votes from our booth.”
Singh was referred to Lucknow in a serious condition and he succumbed to his injuries during treatment, a police officer said, adding two people have been detained in connection with the incident and further investigation was underway.
Amethi SP said, “He was shot around 3 am. We’ve taken a few suspects into custody. Investigation is on. It can be due to an old dispute or a political dispute.”