Amit Shah cancels padyatra over murder of gutka trader's son

Sushil Verma, a gutka trader, was in his office with his son when three unidentified people shot at them.

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New Delhi, Feb 3: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday cancelled his padyatra scheduled to be held in Meerut after a gutka trader's son was shot dead on Thursday night.

Sushil Verma, a gutka trader, was finalising the day's account alongwith his son Abhishek when three unidentified people entered their office and shot at Abhishek who succumbed to his injuries while in hospital.

BJP president Amit Shah

Shah will be meeting the family of the businessman on Friday. The BJP president's padyatra was scheduled on Friday following which he was to interact with the traders. However, keeping in mind the above incident the foot march was cancelled.

Shah, however, addressed a rally on Friday in Meerut where he took a jibe at the SP-Congress aliiance and said that the BJP would make UP a 'gunda-free' state. "We will have anti-Romeo squad in every college so that out girls will be safe," Shah said during his rally.

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