Lucknow: A lawyer has been killed inside a district court complex in Uttar Pradesh’s Shahjahanpur. The man has been identified as Bhupendra Singh. His body was found on the third floor of the complex. A country made pistol was also spotted near the body.
Reports say the lawyer was speaking to someone, suddenly there was loud bang and he fell to the floor.
“According to initial reports, it appears the man was alone. No other person was seen around him at the time of the incident. Forensic team is at work…Circumstances around killing unclear,” said S Anand, Superintendent of Police, Shahjahanpur.
Top police officials are at the spot. “We do not know the details. We were in court, someone came and told us that a man has been shot; has been killed. When we came to see, we found the dead body and a country-made pistol near it…The man was earlier employed with a bank and had been practising as a lawyer for last 4-5 years,” said a fellow lawyer of the court.
Terming the incident as “very sad and shameful”, BSP chief Mayawati questioned the BJP government over the law and order situation in the state.
“The murder of a lawyer in the court premises of Shahjahanpur district of UP is very sad and shameful, which exposes the law and order situation in the BJP government here and the government’s claims in this regard. Now finally the question arises that who is safe in UP? Government should pay proper attention to this,” Ms Mayawati tweeted in Hindi shortly after the incident came to light.