Former Indian politician convicted of kidnapping shot dead on live TV

Atiq Ahmed, a former politician in India who had been found guilty of abduction, was shot dead in Prayagraj together with his brother while being escorted by the police. Three people who had pretended to be journalists were promptly taken into custody. Days before, cops had also slain Ahmed’s adolescent son. The event has generated debate and requests for a probe into Uttar Pradesh’s police procedures and extrajudicial deaths.