Youth found dead at Union minister’s Lucknow house; investigation underway; suspects in custody.
A youth has been found dead under suspicious circumstances at the house of Union minister Kaushal Kishore. The deceased, identified as Vinay Srivastava, was shot dead around 4.15am at Kisore’s house Begaria village residence under Thakurganj police station area. Police said a licensed revolver was recovered from the scene allegedly belonging to Kishore’s son, Vikas Kishore.
DCP West, Lucknow, Rahul Raj said the dog squad, crime branch and forensic teams are at the spot for investigation.
“A person named Vinay Shrivastave was shot dead. A pistol has been recovered which belongs to Vikas Kishore. Further investigation is underway. A forensic team has also arrived and we are also searching CCTV visuals. An FIR has also been registered in this case,” Rahul Raj told reporters.
BJP MP Kaushal Kishore assured support for the victim’s family and said the culprit will not be spared.
“This is a matter of investigation. Forensic teams and police have started the investigation. The person involved will not be spared. We are standing in support of the family members of the deceased. I have no idea who was at the residence when the incident took place.”
According to News18, three suspects have been taken into police custody following the complaint filed by the victim’s family.
Kishore lost a son to alcoholism
The minister of state for housing and urban affairs lost one of his sons, Akash Kishore, to alcoholism in October 2020, prompting the BJP lawmaker to roll out a campaign to save the young from “getting consumed by the brew”. Addressing a programme on de-addiction in the Lambhua assembly constituency last year, he called the tragedy as he appealed to people not to get their daughters and sisters married to alcoholics.
“My son (Akash Kishore) was into the habit of consuming alcohol with his friends. He was admitted to a de-addiction centre. Assuming that he will quit the bad habit, he was married after six months. However, he started drinking again after his marriage, and that eventually led to his death. Two years ago, on October 19, when Akash passed away, his son was barely two years old,” the Union minister said.
Kaushal Kishore told the gathering, “I could not save my son, due to which his wife became a widow. You must save your daughters and sisters from this.”
Dead Body Found at Union Minister’s Lucknow House….