Jeweller Shot Dead By Bikers In UP's Mainpuri, Sixth Killing In Weeks

Mainpuri is the home turf of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose son Akhilesh Yadav was Chief Minister before the party was defeated by the BJP in the UP polls earlier this year.

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This is the sixth major incident in Uttar Pradesh since last month.


Mainpuri:  A jeweller was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri town and some cash was allegedly looted from him last evening. Rajesh Verma had just closed his jewellery shop and was on his way home when he was attacked by two men on a bike and shot dead.

Mr Verma was taken to the district hospital where he was declared dead. After the incident, hundreds of people went to the hospital and raised slogans against the police and the district administration.

This is the sixth major incident in Uttar Pradesh since last month.

"We cannot say how much was looted but yes, the incident took place and he was shot dead was two unknown people," said police officer Rajesh S.

Mainpuri is the home turf of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose son Akhilesh Yadav was Chief Minister before the party was defeated by the BJP in the UP polls earlier this year.

Last month, armed robbers killed two while robbing a jewellery shop and a trader was shot dead in Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's home base Gorakhpur. Earlier this week, a businessman, his wife and teen son were shot dead right outside their home by four bikers in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur. The police called it a case of robbery.

A 36-year-old businessman was shot dead in front of the police headquarters in Allahabad days ago.

Yogi Adityanath, admitting that there has been a spike in such incidents across the state, says his government has inherited a state of 'jungle raj' from its predecessor Samajwadi Party.


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