Meerut: In a heinous incident, a Samajwadi Party leader has allegedly slashed a teenaged fruit vendor's throat on being asked to pay for a kg of guavas.
The family of 16-year-old Mohammad Saddam in Sardhana, about 20 km from Meerut, has filed a complaint against Samajwadi Party leader Anees Qureshi.
On January 01, an FIR was lodged against Qureshi under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 504 (intentional insult) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
Tehseen Ahmad, the father of Saddam, said his son was selling guavas on January 1 when four people bought a kg of guavas at about 10 am.
When asked to pay for it, one of the men took out a sharp-edged weapon and slashed the vendor's throat.
Saddam is in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, president of Sardhana Assembly constituency area of Samajwadi Party Shahenshah Zafar has relieved Qureshi of the post of vice president.