A day after two Uttar Pradesh policemen on patrol duty in self-defence allegedly shot dead an assistant sales manager of a global tech company in Lucknow, several netizens, including his family members Saturday took to social media fuelling their anger and irk over the incident.
An Uttar Pradesh constable shot dead an Apple executive who tried to drive away when he was questioned in Lucknow’s upscale Gomtinagar locality late on Friday night, police said. Vivek Tiwari, 38, was with a female friend, an ex-colleague, when the incident took place.Initially, the police said the constable may have fired in self defence but later conceded they had used excessive force. “This is a shameful incident for us,” Anand Kumar, senior Uttar Pradesh police officer said.
Two constables, the one who opened fire and his partner, have been summarily sacked. A special team of officers has also been formed to probe the case. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the case was being probed by a SSIT and could be given to the CBI if need be.