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UP police arrest three suspects in Surendra Singh's murder case: DGP OP Singh

Surendra Singh Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi May 27, 2019, 05.45 PM (IST)

Uttar Pradesh police on Monday has arrested three suspects in Surendra Singh's murder case, DGP OP Singh said.

"We have arrested three suspects in the Amethi murder case, while two suspects are still absconding," Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) O P Singh told reporters.

"As many as seven persons were taken into custody and they were interrogated. Among those, there were three who were linked with the incident," Singh said.

"As of now, two accused persons are still absconding and we are tracking them," the DGP added.

Surendra Singh, a former village head and close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified men in Amethi district on Saturday.

Rukmani Singh, the wife of Surendra Singh alleged that her husband was killed only because he helped Irani win the recently held polls.

Video: Smriti Irani's aide Surendra Singh shot dead in Amethi

Smriti Irani had earlier said that she will even go to Supreme Court to get death sentence to the killers of Surendra Singh.

Singh was rushed to a hospital in state capital Lucknow in a serious condition where he succumbed to his injuries during the treatment, the police said. 

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Surendra Singh, a former village head and close aide of Union Minister Smriti Irani was allegedly shot dead by two unidentified men in Amethi district on Saturday.