Two arrested for killing ex-MLA's son in UP

19 Dec 2017

Two people were arrested today for allegedly killing the 36-year-old son of a former BJP MLA from Domariyaganj, police said.

Vaibhav Tiwari, the son of Prem Prakash Tiwari alias Gippy Tiwari, was shot dead outside Kasmanda appartment in Hazratanj area, barely 300 metres from the UP legislature building and the state BJP headquarters here on the night of December 16. The main accused, Suraj Shukla and Vikram Singh, who were absconding since then, were arrested by the city police today, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said.

Gippy Tiwari was BJP MLA from Domariyaganj in 1989, 1991 and 1993. Then in 2014 he went to the Samajwadi Party. In this year's Assembly elections, however, he campaigned for the BJP. Vaibhav was the only son of the former MLA.