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Wife of UP Congress leader dies after attack in Lucknow

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New Delhi, Mar 25 (UNI) Fifty-year-old Meher Bhargava, wife of a Congress leader in Uttar Pradesh injured in an attack last month after she tried to save her daughter-in-law from eve-teasers in Lucknow, died here today at a private hospital.

Ms Bharagava, wife of Luv Bharagava, was shot at by an alleged criminal, who is said to be close to a ruling party leader in Uttar Pradesh, according to sources.

She was admitted to the Apollo Hospital here a couple of days back and was kept under life-support system.

She was also partially paralysed bacause of the attack, sources added.

The accused, who is involved in several cases including one of murder, is yet to be nabbed.

The Bhargava family alleges that the culprit is not being arrested, despite the police knowing where he was hiding, as he was well connected.

The police, on the other hand, has shown the arrest of two persons, whom the Bhargavas say were onlookers and not the accused.

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