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Smriti Irani to visit family of aide killed in Amethi, his son alleges Cong hand

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Son of Singh, a close associate of Amethi's Smriti Irani, on Sunday alleged supporters' role in the killing of his father.

"My father was a close aide of and campaigned 24 by 7 in the Lok Sabha elections. After she was elected as an MP, a victory procession was carried out. I believe some supporters didn't like it. We have suspicions on some people," Singh's son said here.

Some of the deceased's relatives have indicated that his murder could be a fallout of a political rivalry, including the recently concluded in which trounced

has left for her constituency from to meet Singh's family.

condemned the attack and demanded strong action against the culprits. "There is no place for violence in democracy. The who did this act should be punished and stringent action should be taken against them," she said.

Singh was shot by unidentified assailants when he was sleeping in the verandah of his house in Baraulia village of Amethi at around 3 am on Sunday.

He was rushed to a trauma centre in where he breathed his last.

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First Published: Sun, May 26 2019. 12:46 IST