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BREAKING: Former Indian MP Shot Dead On Live TV

WARNING: view discretion is advised.  This is very graphic and could trouble many readers and viewers.  Proceed with caution.

Atiq Ahmed is a former Indian MP (Member of Parliament), or at least he was until he was gunned down viciously in the street on live TV.

He was with a police escort but that didn’t matter.

The attack was swift and merciless.

It felt personal.

Felt very emotional.

Here is what AI told us about Atiq Ahmed:

Atiq Ahmed is a former Indian Member of Parliament (MP) who served in the 14th Lok Sabha representing the Phulpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh. He was elected to the Lok Sabha as an independent candidate in the 2004 general election.

Atiq Ahmed is a controversial figure who has been involved in a number of criminal cases, including charges of murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, extortion, and land grabbing. He has also been accused of running an organized crime syndicate and using his political clout to protect his criminal activities. Despite his criminal record, he has been able to win elections in the past due to his strong local support base and his ability to influence voters through his money and muscle power.

And here’s what the BBC says (and despite Elon Musks’ best efforts we cannot confirm that ‘BBC’ stands for Big Black errrrr Ween Ween):

A former Indian politician convicted of kidnapping has been shot dead live on TV along with his brother.

Atiq Ahmed, who was under police escort, was talking to reporters when a gun was pulled close to his head in Prayagraj, also known as Allahabad.

After the shots were fired on Saturday night, three men who had been posing as journalists quickly surrendered and were taken into custody.

Ahmed’s teenage son was shot dead by police days earlier.

Dozens of cases, including kidnapping, murder and extortion, were registered against Atiq Ahmed over the past two decades. A local court sentenced him and two others to life in jail in March this year in a kidnapping case.
Ahmed had previously claimed there was a threat to his own life from the police.

Video showed Ahmed and his brother, Ashraf, both in handcuffs, speaking to journalists on the way to a medical check-up at a hospital seconds before they were both shot.

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In the footage, shared widely on social media and TV channels, Ahmed is asked whether he attended his son’s funeral.

His last words to camera are: “They did not take us, so we did not go.”

The three suspected assailants had arrived at the site on motorcycles, the police said. A policeman and a journalist were also injured at the scene.

Below is the footage of the attack.

I reiterate my warning:

WARNING: view discretion is advised.  This is very graphic and could trouble many readers and viewers.  Proceed with caution.


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