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2 Arrested for Killing Congress Leader, Nephew in Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot

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Former district unit vice-president of Congress Ashok Patel (55) and his 28-year-old nephew Shubham were shot dead in their residence in Prasiddhpur village in the evening of December 29, the police officer said.

Police on Monday arrested the main accused in the murder of a local Congress leader and his nephew in Chitrakoot district in Uttar Pradesh last week. "Today main accused Kamlesh Raikwar was arrested. His son Rahul was arrested on Sunday," Superintendent of Police (SP) of Chitrakoot Ankit Mittal said.

Former district unit vice-president of Congress Ashok Patel (55) and his 28-year-old nephew Shubham were shot dead in their residence in Prasiddhpur village in the evening of December 29, the police officer said. Police had earlier said that Raikwar had an old rivalry with Patel. Two family members of the deceased were also injured.

Following the double murder, Pahadi police station SHO Shravan Kumar Singh was suspended on charges of laxity.


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