Smriti Iran’s close aide shot dead in India

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NEW DELHI: A close aide of actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani was shot and killed in a gun attack in India, local media reported.

The incident took place just days after Smriti Irani won the Lok Sabha elections from the Amethi parliamentary constituency beating Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a shocking result.

Smriti Irani will visit Surendra Singh’s family today and has already left for Amethi, India Today reported.

Surendra Singh was shot at in Amethi’s Baraulia village late Saturday night. He succumbed to his injuries hours later.

Family members of the deceased have put the blame of Congress workers.