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BSP leader Lalji Verma's son shoots himself

Press Trust of India 

BSP Lalji Verma's son, Vikas Verma, who was depressed over illness, today allegedly committed suicide at his residence here, police said.

Vikas, 40, allegedly shot himself from his licensed weapon today, the police said, adding he was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to injuries.

He was depressed over his prolonged illness, the police said, adding the body has been sent for post-mortem.

Meanwhile, senior leaders, including and of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary, visited Verma's residence to meet the bereaved family members and offer condolences.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 20:35 IST