The recent and shocking incident of the assassination of Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, the National President of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, has sent shockwaves through the political and social landscape.
Gogamedi, a prominent figure known for his role in the protests against ‘Padmaavat’ and later the founder of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena, met a tragic end in Jaipur at the hands of unidentified gunmen. This write-up delves into the life of Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, the circumstances surrounding his death, and the aftermath of this unfortunate event.
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi started his journey as a member of Lokendra Singh Kalvi’s Shri Rajput Karni Sena. The group gained national attention during the protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film ‘Padmaavat.’
However, due to some disagreements within the Karni Sena, Gogamedi went on to establish his own entity, the Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena.
Assassination and Immediate Aftermath:
The assassination took place when four unidentified individuals entered Gogamedi’s residence in Jaipur. As per initial reports, the assailants opened fire, causing fatal injuries to Gogamedi and his associate.
The attackers, identified through CCTV footage, swiftly fled the scene, leaving behind a grim tableau. Despite being rushed to the hospital, both Gogamedi and his associate were declared dead on arrival.
VIDEO | CCTV footage shows two men firing multiple shots at Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena president Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi and another man standing at the door.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) December 5, 2023
Gogamedi died, while one of his security personnel and another person were injured in the firing.
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Shock and Condemnation
The shocking news prompted widespread condemnation, with Union Minister and BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat expressing his shock and vowing to make the state crime-free. The Rajasthan Police registered a case, but as of now, there have been no updates regarding the identification or apprehension of the assailants.
Claim of Responsibility
In a surprising turn of events, gangster Lawrence Bishnoi’s gang member, Rohit Godara, claimed responsibility for the murder on social media. Godara, in a Facebook post, asserted that he takes full responsibility for Gogamedi’s assassination. The motive behind this claim, as stated by Godara, was Gogamedi’s alleged assistance to Bishnoi’s enemies.
Family and Legacy
Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi is survived by his wife, Sheela Sukhdev Gogamedi, children, and other family members. While there is limited information available about his family, the tragic incident has undoubtedly left a void in their lives and in the political landscape of Rajasthan.
The assassination of Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi has not only claimed the life of a prominent political figure but has also raised questions about the state of law and order.
As investigations unfold, the motive behind Gogamedi’s murder and the individuals involved will become clearer. This unfortunate incident serves as a stark reminder of the challenges and dangers that some leaders face in the pursuit of their beliefs and ideologies.