Engineer killed for not paying to Mayawati's birthday

By siliconindia   |   Friday, 26 December 2008, 16:39 IST   |    16 Comments
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Lucknow: In yet another incident which heralded an unruly style of political parties fulfilling their need in a forceful manner, Manoj Gupta, an Engineer working in Public Work Department is reportedly killed by supporters of Shekhar Tiwari, a BSP MLA in Uttar Pradesh for not giving money to the fund of Chief Minister Mayawati's birthday celebrations, an NDTV report says. Manoj Gupta was attacked by Tiwari's supporters in the Auraiyya district, Uttar Pradesh. The family of the killed engineer said that the MLA's men were trying to extort money from him for the CM's birthday celebration taking place on January 15. "Two unidentified men entered our house in Gail Vihar in Dibiyapur forcibly on Thursday night and beat my husband by locking him in bathroom," said Gupta's wife. Later, Shekhar Tiwari, the MLA in question, reached home and left the seriously injured engineer at a nearby police station, from where he was rushed to the hospital.