Jaipur: In a shocking incident, the national president of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, was fatally shot by unidentified assailants on bikes in Jaipur. The incident occurred earlier today, and Gogamedi was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was later declared dead by attending physicians.
The perpetrators, still at large, reportedly approached Gogamedi while he was in Jaipur and, without warning, opened fire before fleeing the scene on motorcycles. The motive behind the attack remains unclear, and authorities are actively investigating the circumstances surrounding the assassination.
17 rounds were fired, Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang claims responsibility of killing
According to the reports, 17 rounds were fired by the assailants. Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, who was rushed to the hospital, was declared dead. His bodyguard, too, was shot at by the assailants. The killers escaped on a two-wheeler.In the post, Godara said they killed Gogamedi because he was conspiring with their rivals. Gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang member Rohit Godara Kapurisar took to Facebbok to announce that he killed Gogamedi as he was hatching a conspiracy with the rivals.
Police arrive at the site of the killing of Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi
Shyam Nagar police arrived at the site of the incident and they secured the CCTV footage so that they could any clues about the assailants. Police police have claimed that at least two more people were injured during the attack.
#WATCH | Rajasthan | Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, national president of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, shot dead by unidentified bike-borne criminals in Jaipur. He was declared dead by doctors at the hospital where he was rushed to. Details awaited. pic.twitter.com/wGPU53SG2h
— ANI MP/CG/Rajasthan (@ANI_MP_CG_RJ) December 5, 2023
Know who is Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, known for his role in leading the Rajput Karni Sena, had been a prominent figure in various socio-religious movements in Rajasthan. The Rajput Karni Sena gained national attention for its involvement in controversies, particularly during protests against the release of the Bollywood film “Padmaavat” in 2018, where the group claimed that the movie distorted historical facts and depicted the Rajput community negatively.
Gogamedi’s demise has sent shockwaves through political and social circles, with many expressing grief over losing the influential leader. The Rajput Karni Sena, in a statement, condemned the brutal attack on their president and demanded swift action from law enforcement to apprehend the culprits.
Government officials and law enforcement agencies are collaborating to investigate the incident and bring those responsible to justice. Security has been heightened in Jaipur and surrounding areas to maintain order and prevent any potential unrest after the tragic event.
The news of Gogamedi’s death has triggered reactions from various quarters, with political leaders and activists expressing their condolences. The former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, in a statement, conveyed deep sorrow over the incident and assured that the state government is committed to ensuring a thorough and impartial investigation.
As the investigation unfolds, more details are expected to emerge regarding the motive behind the assassination and the identity of the assailants. The tragic incident marks a significant development in the ongoing socio-political landscape and raises concerns about the safety of public figures involved in activism and social causes.
This event is likely to have broader implications on the socio-political dynamics in the region, and stakeholders are closely monitoring the situation for any potential ramifications.
It is not the first time that the members of the Karni Sena are subjected to such attacks. Last year in September Rohit Singh Rajput, town secretary of Karni Sena in Itarsi (Madhya Pradesh), was stabbed by three men in front of the municipality office. His friend, Sachin Patel, was also stabbed when he tried to save him. Both of them were taken to a private hospital, and it was here that Rajput was declared dead.
A 28-year-old member Karni Sena was publicly stabbed to death on Friday night in Itarsi allegedly over an old dispute. His friend, Sachin Patel, was also stabbed when he tried to save him. @ndtv @ndtvindia pic.twitter.com/MR0PYkI5ss
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) September 4, 2022
All three accused individuals, namely Rahul Rajput, Ankit Bhat, and Ishu Malviya were apprehended and presented in the court. Furthermore, the residence of one of the accused, Ankit Bhat, was subjected to demolition.