Rajasthan on edge over Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Gogamedi murder; Rajputs call bandh

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By ETV Bharat English Desk

Published : Dec 5, 2023, 3:02 PM IST

Updated : Dec 6, 2023, 7:53 AM IST

Rajasthan: On camera, Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi shot dead at home

Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was shot dead at his residence in Jaipur on Tuesday. The incident took place in the Shyam Nagar area. CCTV footage showed attackers, who had entered the house as 'guests', opening fire at Gogamedi and two other people.

Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Gogamedi shot dead at home

Jaipur: Right-wing group Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena chief Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was shot dead at his home in Jaipur on Tuesday, police officials said. One of the three armed men, who attacked him, was also killed in retaliatory firing, they said.

One of Gogamedi's security guards sustained bullet injuries in the exchange of fire with the assailants, who had gone to his house in the Shyam Nagar area on the pretext of meeting him, they said. The incident was caught on CCTV.

CCTV footage from the house showed the attackers firing multiple shots at Gogamedi and two other people including his guard. The attackers are seen sitting across Gogamedi in the room when they suddenly pull out pistols and shoot Gogamedi and others multiple times.

Gangster Rohit Godara of Lawrence Bishnoi Gang took responsibility for the murder. A close aide of Gangster Goldy Brar and Lawrence Bishnoi, Godara, in a social media post, stated that his people had killed Gogamedi because he was aiding their rival groups.

Gogamedi formed Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena after he was expelled from Sri Rajput Karni Sena in 2015 over differences with its founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi. Both these outfits had protested against Deepika Padukone starrer "Padmaavat" in 2018 over alleged distortion of historical facts about the Rajput community.

Jaipur Police Commissioner Biju George Joseph told reporters, "Three men went to Gogamedi's house and told his security guards that they wanted to meet him. The guards took them inside and the men talked to Gogamedi for 10 minutes before opening fire at him." While one of the assailants, who was identified as Naveen Singh Shekhawat, died in the exchange of fire, the remaining two managed to flee on a scooty they snatched from a person outside Gogamedi's house, he said.

One of Gogamedi's security guards was injured in the firing and has been admitted to the ICU of a hospital, he added. "The entire incident was captured on CCTV. We are trying to identify and trace the other two accused. Those involved in the planning of the murder will also be caught," Joseph said. According to preliminary information, Shekhawat used to run a shop, he said.

Soon after the news of the attack on Gogamedi broke, his supporters and members of the Rajput community started reaching his house and the hospital where he was taken. One of Gogamedi's relatives told reporters outside the hospital that he had been receiving threats for a long time and feared an attack. He claimed police had been informed about the threats. Gogamedi's supporters blocked the Shipra Path road outside the hospital where he was rushed after the attack and demanded that the accused be arrested immediately.

Meanwhile, the Rajput community has called for Rajasthan bandh to protest against the murder of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena President Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi. Rajput leaders who sat on strike in front of Metro Mass Hospital to press for their demands announced the Bandh. Soon after the announcement was made, the Jaipur Trade Board called for keeping all business establishments closed for safety reasons.

Rajputs expressed condolences on the murder of Gogamedi and demanded immediate action against the culprits. Rajput Sabha President Ramsingh Chandlai termed the incident tragic. He insisted that the case should be investigated by the present magistrate of the High Court. He demanded that witness and their families be protected. voided at any cost.

On the other hand, Pratap Foundation convenor Mahavir Singh Sarwadi said that this attack is proof of the breakdown of law and order in the state. He said that irrespective of caste, all should protest against the the murder.

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Last Updated :Dec 6, 2023, 7:53 AM IST
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