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10 Politicians Who Killed Someone

By SiliconIndia   |   Friday, 22 February 2013, 13:05 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Bangalore: It’s a given that politics is a power game and ‘with great power comes great responsibilities.’ It is also widely common that many powerful people engage in the most irresponsible acts more than often. Politicians who swear to serve and protect their people, in turn abuse their power is a classic example. Then there are those politicians who have crossed all lines and turned criminals by taking someone’s life. Here are ten politicians who have killed someone, as reported by Arun for topyaps.com. The list has four of India’s most infamous criminal-politicians on top spots.

10 Adlai Stevenson II
This one’s unintentional, Adlai Stevenson II, the grandson of former vice-President of the United States Adlai E. Stevenson I, accidently killed Ruth Merwin, a 16-year-old family friend, when Stevenson was just 12 years old. He was unaware that the gun was loaded. He was never charged for the murder, but it always made him uncomfortable talking about the incident when he became an adult. As a politician, he was elected as the 31st Governor of Illinois.

9 James Hamilton
The 4th Duke of Hamilton and a member of parliament, James Hamilton was found guilty of murdering nobleman Charles Mohun over an inheritance issue. As popular belief Hamilton shot Mohun in the gut in a duel, which severely wounded him. However George MacCartney fired the second shot which killed Mohun. They both fled the crime scene and were later tried for absentia for murder but were exonerated.

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Reader's comments(3)
1: You missed out Navjyot Singh Siddhu ..
Posted by:Pargat - 23 Feb, 2013
2: Killing has become one of the critical qualifications in Indian Politics. It indicates unilateral dominance which is required to overpower to staunch opposition in various deals, good or nefarious. Even a recent election has indicated Crimicals constitute a majority in the cabinet of the famous CM. And there is a concensus of his candidature for PM seat. Long long way go for reforms in the visibility and vicinity.
Posted by:PKambhampati - 22 Feb, 2013
3: Politics and crime are like sisters, who bred nothing but conspiracies. Killing just becomes a part of it.
Posted by:Gia - 22 Feb, 2013