In a deeply concerning turn of events, the life of a young individual, identified as Vinay Srivastava, has been tragically cut short under mysterious circumstances at the residence of Union Minister Kaushal Kishore. The incident unfolded at approximately 4:15 AM at Kishore’s Begaria village residence, situated within the jurisdiction of the Thakurganj police station area.
According to initial reports, Vinay Srivastava succumbed to a fatal gunshot wound within the premises of Union Minister Kaushal Kishore’s residence. Law enforcement authorities have made a significant discovery in the form of a licensed revolver, which was allegedly recovered from the scene and is reported to be associated with the minister’s son, Vikas Kishore.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) West in Lucknow, Rahul Raj, has confirmed that a comprehensive investigation is underway at the location of the incident. A multi-disciplinary team comprising the dog squad, crime branch, and forensic experts has been deployed to meticulously examine the scene and gather essential evidence in pursuit of the truth. This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of the authorities to conduct a thorough and impartial inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the tragic incident at Union Minister Kaushal Kishore’s residence. Further updates on the investigation will be provided as they become available.
Rahul Raj, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) for the West Zone in Lucknow, has provided the following information to the media regarding the tragic incident:
“Vinay Shrivastave has tragically lost his life due to gunshot wounds. A pistol, which has been identified as belonging to Vikas Kishore, has been discovered at the scene of the incident. Our investigation is ongoing and continues to unfold. In our pursuit of the truth, we have deployed a forensic team to meticulously examine the area for crucial evidence. Additionally, we are in the process of reviewing CCTV footage for further insights. It is pertinent to mention that an FIR (First Information Report) has been registered in connection with this case, as we work diligently to uncover the facts surrounding this unfortunate incident.”
BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Kaushal Kishore has extended his heartfelt support to the grieving family of the victim and expressed a resolute commitment to ensuring that justice is served. In his statement, he emphasized:
“This is a matter currently under thorough investigation. Both forensic teams and the police have initiated the inquiry process. I want to emphasize that the person responsible for this unfortunate incident will face the full force of the law. Our unwavering support is with the family members of the deceased during this difficult time. At this stage, I do not possess information regarding the individuals present at the residence when the incident occurred.”
According to reports from News18, it has been disclosed that three individuals have been taken into police custody subsequent to the complaint filed by the victim’s family. This development marks a significant step in the ongoing investigation, as law enforcement authorities work diligently to ascertain the facts and responsibilities surrounding this tragic incident. Further details will be made available as the investigation continues to unfold.
Union Minister Kaushal Kishore has faced a personal tragedy in the past when he lost his son, Akash Kishore, to alcoholism in October 2020. This heartbreaking experience led the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs to launch a campaign aimed at preventing young individuals from falling into the grip of alcohol addiction.
During a program focused on de-addiction in the Lambhua assembly constituency last year, Minister Kaushal Kishore shared the emotional account of his son’s struggle with alcohol and the devastating consequences it had on his life. He appealed to the public to be mindful of this issue, urging them not to marry their daughters and sisters to individuals with alcohol addiction problems.
The Minister recounted, “My son, Akash Kishore, was ensnared by the habit of consuming alcohol with his friends. We took the step of admitting him to a de-addiction center, hoping that he would overcome this detrimental habit. Subsequently, he was married after six months, with the anticipation that this would lead him away from alcohol. Tragically, he resumed drinking after his marriage, and this ultimately resulted in his untimely demise. Two years ago, on October 19, Akash passed away, leaving behind a young son who was merely two years old.”
Addressing the gathering, Kaushal Kishore shared a poignant message, saying, “I was unable to save my son, and as a result, his wife became a widow. It is imperative that you take measures to protect your daughters and sisters from facing a similar fate.”