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Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena Chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi Shot Dead In Jaipur

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, a prominent Rajput leader in Rajasthan, was shot dead by three men at close range, right after they had tea with him.

Karni Sena Presidnt Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi
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The chief of fringe outfit Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was shot dead at his Jaipur home in Rajasthan on Tuesday. 

Gogamedi, a prominent Rajput leader in Rajasthan, was shot dead by three men at close range, right after they had tea with him, the reports mentioned.

Gogamedi and two of his associates suffered bullet injuries, PTI reported.

“They were rushed to a hospital, where doctors declared Gogamedi dead,” the report said.

The outfit Gogamedi led is different from Rajput Karni Sena that spearheaded the protests against Bollywood movie Padmaavat. In fact, Gogamedi split from Karni Sena, then led by Lokendra Singh Kalvi, in 2015 and formed his outfit.

A CCTV video of the incident has also went viral on social media.

The video shows Gogamedi, two of his associates and three other men seated in a room. 

Soon, one of the men opens fire at the Rajput leader. One of his associates is also shot at. The visuals show the killers pumping at least four bullets Gogamedi's body, even after he stops moving.

Reports say the incident took place around 12.30 pm. Gogamedi's guards, it is learnt, fired at the killers and gunned down one of them. The other shooters managed to escape on a bike they snatched at gunpoint outside the Rajput leader's home.

Union Minister and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said he was shocked by the incident. "I have spoken to the police commissioner and asked him to arrest the accused at the earliest," he said.

He added that making the state crime-free is among the priorities of the BJP government that will be sworn in soon. 

A member of the Goldy Brar gang has claimed responsibility for the killing. Rohit Godara Kapurisr has written in a Facebook post that Gogamedi was helping their enemies and that prompted the attack.

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