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BJP leader, aide booked for murder in UP


Etawah (UP): Two days after the bullet-ridden body of a man was found in Sahasi area here, a BJP leader and his aide have been booked for the alleged crime, police said today.

An FIR has been registered against BJP leader Shiv Pratap Singh Rajput and his accomplice Deepak Sharma for killing Santosh Yadav on April 19 following the complaint by the deceased’s father, SSP Rakesh Singh said.

Mohar Singh, a teacher in his complaint alleged that BJP leader Rajput and his accomplice Sharma called his son Santosh Yadav to meet them on the morning of April 19, he said.

The father alleged that Santosh did not return that day and his body with bullet injury was recovered form Kwari river in Sahasi area the next day, police said.

A case of abduction, murder and concealing evidence has been registered against Rajput and Sharma, they said, adding that the matter was being investigated.

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