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SP MLA’s brother kills man after row over vehicle overtaking

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Gonda (UP): A Samajwadi Party MLA’s brother allegedly shot dead a man following a dispute over their vehicles brushing against each other during overtaking near Tribhuvan Nagar in Dhanepur area here, and was arrested today police said.

Annu Yadav, brother of SP MLA from Balrampur Sadar Jagram Paswan, was arrested from Gomti Nagar area in Lucknow, Superintendent of Police Pradeep Kumar Yadav told reporters here.

“Annu Yadav, the main accused and MLA’s brother, who shot dead a person, has been arrested and hunt is on for rest,” DGP Jaweed Ahmad tweeted.

The incident took place on March 5 night when MLA Jagram Paswan’s brothers Annu and Pappu Paswan and a relative, Angad, were returning from a marriage function and they had dispute with some persons over overtaking of their vehicle and then opened fire, the SP said.

Jairam Yadav (40) was killed on the spot in the firing, he said.

An FIR in this regard has been registered against Annu, Pappu and Angad, police said, adding it has seized the vehicle and was trying to nab the absconding accused.

About the incident, eyewitnesses said that the brothers of the MLA got agitated as they could not overtake the vehicle in which Jairam and others were travelling.

After overtaking the vehicle, they entered into a heated exchange and opened fire on Jairam.

Local residents earlier demanding strict action against the accused and compensation to the victim’s family, obstructed traffic on Lucknow-Gonda Highway.

Police, however, reached the spot and pacified the protesters.

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