The son of a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader was yesterday shot dead in Ghaziabad by his own uncle in a dispute over buying a luxury car, police said.
Prashant Kaushik alias Sachin, son of SP leader Sudhir Kaushik, sustained six bullet injuries on his chest and head when his uncle Hari Kaushik, also a party leader, opened fire from his licensed 9mm pistol.
“Hari Mohan Kaushik, a former councillor of Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation, opened indiscriminate firing on his nephew after a dispute arose between them over withdrawal of Rs 28 lakh to buy a luxury car from their real estate company,” said sub-inspector Sudhir Tyagi of Kavi Nagar police station.
Prashant’s elder brother, Anurag Kaushik that Prashant and Hari Mohan were drinking whisky in Hari Mohan’s Terricona SUV car.
They quarelled over Prashant withdrawing money from the company’s account to buy an expensive car. Hari Mohan too insisted on buying a new car from company’s joint account. When Prashant opposed, a heated discussion ensued and Hari Mohan shot Prashant. Incidentally, Hari Mohan had already withdrwan Rs 18 lakh three months ago for his SUV. “We are trying to arrest Hari Mohan. Raids are being conducted at his possible hideouts,” Tyagi said.