An incident of firing that claimed the life of a Hindu Yuva Vahini leader has come to light in Ramghat area under Sitapur Chowki in Chitrakoot, Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Parashar, former District President of Hindu Yuva Vahini, had come to visit the Shiv temple in Ramghat along with his family. A large number of devotees had also gathered in the Shiv temple to offer prayers on the occasion of Shivratri.
Parashar was sitting in his Safari car parked in a nearby lodge along with some other people when some unidentified persons came riding on a bike and opened fire on him. He succumbed to his injuries and died on the spot. The culprits immediately fled the scene.
According to SP Manoj Kumar, some known persons of Parashar are suspected to be involved in his murder. The police are also investigating a love affair angle.
Chitrakoot is reportedly infamous for the high rate of crime. Incidents of robbery and murder are an everyday affair in the area. Within the last week, two incidents of encounters between the police and the criminals have taken place. In the month of December last year, a jeweller was murdered in the area. One of the murderers was caught by the local people while two others fled the spot in that case.