Witness in #Asaram Bapu rape case shot dead in Muzaffarnagar

North Gazette News/Lucknow
Another witness in #Asaram Bapu rape case was on sunday evening shot dead by two bike borne unidentified assailants in Mazaffarnagar district on Uttar Pradesh.

As per reports, Akhil Gupta, a witness in #Asaram Bapu rape case that is filed in Surat in Gujarat, was shot at by two bike borne unidentified assailants near Jansath Road in Muzaffarnagar while he was returning home.

Police officials said that they have not found any prima facie evidence linking the murder with #Asaram Bapu rape case but they are probing the case from all possible angles.

35-year-old Gupta was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where he was declared brought dead.

It is pertinent to mention here that Akhil Gupta was a close aide and cook of self styled godman Asaram Bapu and he was a witness in Surat rape case where two girls had accused Asaram and his son Narayan Sai of raping them.

Gupta had recorded his statement before the police few months back in #Asaram Bapu rape case and earlier, another witness in the rape cases filed against Amrit Prajapati was shot dead in same manner.