A Samajawadi Party leader’s nephew was stabbed to death here after which mobs went on a rampage and ransacked half a dozen shops.
Mohammad Adil (20), nephew of SP’s district vice president Sagheer Ahmad, and his friend Faheem Chaudhary were stabbed by about six armed men in Civil lines area last night, police said on Friday.
The two were rushed to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College where Adil succumbed to his injuries.
One of the assailants was nabbed by locals, while the others escaped.
As the news spread, protesters took to the street and ransacked several shops and also attacked a police picket.
Police said that the motive behind the killing was still not clear but it was working on important clues.
Additional Superintendent of Police A K Srivastava said that an FIR had been filed this morning on the basis of the complaint filed by the victim’s family.
The main accused in the FIR is Sameer Chaudhary, Kakrala, who has a long criminal history.