Amethi :BJP leader Smriti Irani reached Amethi on Sunday to meet the family members of the deceased Surendra Singh, a former village head and a close aide of Smriti Irani, who actively participated in the BJP campaigning for Smriti Irani in Amethi.
Irani met the family members and was also seen attending the cremation.
Singh was shot dead by unidentified miscreants who showered bullets on Surendra Singh who was at the time sleeping outside his house. The assailants came on motorbikes and sprayed bullets on him.
Singh’s son Abhay told reporters that he couldn’t see the perpetrators as they left on their bikes but he is sure it is the handiwork of Congress workers.
The brother of the deceased Rajendra also termed it a political killing. He said his brother wielded considerable influence in his village as well as in adjoining villages and this led to his murder.
The post mortem of the deceased was carried out in Lucknow after which the body was brought to Amethi. A large number of BJP leaders were present outside the post-mortem house in Amethi.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohsin Raza, who is in charge of Amethi, said the killers would be arrested within 24 hours.
Speaking to reporters after the cremation, Irani said, I’ve taken an oath before Surendra Singh Ji’s family, the one who and the one who ordered it, even if I have to go the Supreme Court to get the culprits a death sentence, we will knock at the doors of the court.”