Prayagraj : Gangster – politician Atif Ahmad and his brother Khalid Azeem alias Ashraf were buried in their ancestral village in this Uttar Pradesh district on Sunday .
The bodies of the two brothers , who were gunned down by three assailants posing as journalists in Prayagraj on Saturday night , were handed over to the family members after conducting the post – mortem examination for performing the last rites .
” The bodies of Ahmad and Ashraf were taken to the Kasara Masani graveyard in ambulances . Ahmad’s son Assad ,an accused in the Umesh Palmar der case who fell to police bullets , was buried at the same graveyard on Saturday .
The graveyard is located in Ahmad’s ancestral village and his parents were also laid to rest there .
There was heavy police presence at the graveyard and only a few distant relatives of the deceased brothers and locals were present inside the burial ground .
Assad was the third of the five sons of Ahmad , a former Samajwadi Party ( SP ) MP , and was absconding since Umesh Pal’s killing on February 24 .
Hours after Assad was interred , Ahmad ( 60 ) and Ashraf , who were in handcuffs , were shot dead at point – blank range by three men posing as journalists when they were answering reporters ‘ queries while being escorted by police personnel to a medical college here for a checkup .