Shocking moment Indian gangster turned politician and his brother were shot dead during a live interview while they were being escorted by the police
- Ateeq Ahmed and his brother were shot dead live on television as they spoke to reporters
- Ahmed was under arrest and the police were accompanying him during the incident
This is the terrifying moment when a fanatical shooter approaches a gangster-turned-politician and his brother in India and shoots them in the head.
In the horrific scenes of Uttar Pradesh, Atiq Ahmed was shot dead live on television as he stopped to speak to reporters.
Ahmed, who had more than 100 criminal cases against him, was under arrest and was being escorted by the police for a court-mandated medical examination when the accident occurred.
It comes just two days after his son, Asad Ahmed, was shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police in what is seen as an extrajudicial killing.
Reporters asked the gangster why he had not attended his son’s funeral, and when he replied that he was not allowed to go, the shooter crept up behind him, aimed his gun directly at his head, and fired a shot on the spot, killing him.
Policemen stand guard at the area where gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf were shot, in Prayagraj, India.
Ateeq Ahmed (right) and his brother Ashraf were shot dead live on television as they stopped to speak to reporters.
As Atiq collapses to the ground, the shooter sprays him with several bullets.
Then two shooters shot and killed his brother, Ashraf, who had a similar criminal background to his cousin.
A policeman and a journalist were reportedly injured in the gunfight.
Amidst the gunfire, assailants are heard shouting the words “Surrender” and “Jai Sri Ram”, a slogan to pay tribute to the central figure in the Hindu religion, as they are detained by the police.
The Police Commissioner confirmed in the aftermath of the attack that “the three shooters have been taken into custody at three different police stations in the city”.
The Uttar Pradesh government has also ordered a judicial commission to investigate the attack.
Additional police forces have been brought into the area and are now on foot throughout the city.
Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, where the shooting took place, has been criticized for promoting “showdowns”, a term used for lynchings in his state. He has now formed a high-level commission to investigate the killing.
In horrific scenes from Uttar Pradesh, Atiq Ahmed was shot dead on live television while he stopped to speak to reporters.
Then two shooters shot and killed his brother, Ashraf, who had a similar criminal background to his cousin
A gun is seen on the ground after a policeman and a journalist were wounded in the gunfight
Opposition politicians and human rights activists have criticized Adityanath and the ruling party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, for promoting “anarchy and lawlessness”.
When a person is killed by shooting in public amid the police cordon, what about the safety of the general public?
Because of this, an atmosphere of fear is created among the audience, and it seems that some people deliberately create such an atmosphere. tweeted Akhilesh Yadav, the former chief minister of the state.
Police have imposed a strict curfew and are holding flag rallies in the area in a bid to restore law and order.
The three shooters have been detained in three separate police stations until the conclusion of preliminary investigations.