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Truck mows down teen, MLA's house attacked
Lucknow:Residents of Bahadurpur in Ballia pelted stones at the house of BSP MLA Uma Shankar Singh on Sunday after a truck owned by him mowed down a 17-year-old boy. The driver of the truck managed to flee. The MLA admitted that the truck belonged to him and said he had filed the complaint with the police over the attack at his house. "No one was present in the house when the incident occurred. Window panes of my house have been broken," said Singh, who represents Rasara. He accused his political rivals behind the attack. Police, meanwhile. said Ankit was driving a motorbile with his friend Ajitesh (14) when they were hit by a tempo from behind and fell. The truck, which was coming from the opposite direction mowed down Ankit, while Ajitesh managed to escape.
Priyanka on two-day visit to Rae Bareli
Lucknow:Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Lucknow on Sunday to begin her two-day tour of Rae Bareli, the parliamentary constituency of her mother and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. She is expected to hold meetings of party workers and members of the district Congress committee.
Khatri begins second phase of padyatra
Lucknow:UP Congress chief Nirmal Khatri began his second round of padayatra in Gautambudh Nagar on Sunday. The padayatra, which aims at connecting with people and informing them about the schemes run by the Congress-led UPA government, started from Dadri. Khatri addressed a gathering at Dadri and walked up to nearby Tilpata village, where he was joined by Congress workers and farmers from Bhatta-Parsaul.
Body in police uniform found in Sitapur
Lucknow:Police recovered a body of an unidentified person wearing police uniform in Kotwali area of Sitapur on Sunday evening. Police suspect the body belongs to a sub-inspector rank officer. They said identification of the body could not be ascertained because the name plate and identity card on the body was missing. The victim appears to be of around 50 years. SP of Sitapur, Deepak Kumar, said message with full details including photograph of the body has been sent to nearby district for identification. The body has injury mark on head but cause of death could be ascertained after