Lucknow: Man shot dead in SP MLC Amit Yadav’s house during birthday celebration

New Delhi: One person has been shot dead on the flat of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow. The deceased is being identified as Rakesh Rawat.

The incident occurred on Friday night at around 10:45 p.m in Yadav’s flat.

According to Somen Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rawat was fired by accident by the MLC’s nephew, Pankaj Yadav, who was showing the gun to his friends.

“Last night, five boys were celebrating the birthday of Vinay Yadav, a friend of MLC Amit Yadav’s nephew, Pankaj Yadav. While showing the 32-bore country-made pistol to his friends, Pankaj accidentally shot his friend Rakesh Rawat, who died instantly,” Verma said.

The four present at the party have been taken into police custody. Investigation revealed that the gun belonged to Pankaj, and a magazine and three cartridges for the same have been recovered at the residence of the MLC.

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