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2 assistants named at FIR ‘murder’ of RTI activist | India News


HARIDWAR: A murder FIR has been filed against two associates of RTI activist Pankaj Lamba and another person for his death on Friday outside of Haridwar. The 50-year-old was killed at a party when he showed his licensed pistol to a 16-year-old girl and it is believed that she accidentally fired, fatally hitting Lamba in the neck. Lamba had busted the Uttarakhand SC / ST scam, estimated at over Rs 350 million.
According to his wife Jyoti, Lamba’s friends Manav and Kasim came to his home on Friday and asked him to stop a “robbery on their land”. He went with them. The three were later said to be at a party at the girl’s residence. Brother Arun told the police that Lamba had received a threat two days ago from the mining mafia in the area.

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