Raju Pal Age, Death, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Allahabad
Death Cause: Murder
Wife: Pooja Pal

Raju Pal

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyBahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP)
Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) logo
Political Journey2004: Contested and won the UP by-elections from the Phulpur constituency on BSP's ticket
Personal Life
Date of BirthNot known
BirthplaceAllahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh
Date of Death25 January 2005
Place of DeathSulem Sarai, Allahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh
Death CauseMurdered [1]The Telegraph
Age (at the time of death)Not known
HometownAllahabad (now Prayagraj)
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date16 January 2005
A wedding picture of Raju Pal and Pooja Pal
Wife/SpousePooja Pal (also spelt as Puja Pal) (politician)
Raju Pal's widow, Pooja Pal
Other RelativeUmesh Pal (brother-in-law) (deceased)
Umesh Pal

Raju Pal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raju Pal

  • Raju Pal was an Indian politician, who was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in UP in 2004. He was murdered in the Sulem Sarai area of Allahabad (now Prayagraj), Uttar Pradesh in 2005.
  • Raju Pal’s path crossed with Pooja Pal’s at a private hospital, where she was employed. Raju was recovering from a gunshot wound, and Pooja was entrusted with his care. As they spent time together, their initial acquaintanceship evolved into a romantic relationship, culminating in their marriage in 2005.
  • Raju Pal’s victory over Atiq Ahmed‘s younger brother Ashraf alias Khalid Azim in the 2004 by-election intensified their political differences, and it eventually escalated into a personal conflict; Raju Pal won the seat from the Phulpur constituency. On 25 January 2005, as Raju was driving home from Swaroop Rani Nehru Hospital, Allahabad, he was attacked by a group of armed assailants, who shot him 18 times, leading to the death of Raju Pal and two other people named Sandeep Yadav and Devi Lal. Reportedly, Raju was shot dead with around 18 bullets along with two other men named Sandeep Yadav and Devi Lal. Atiq Ahmed was accused of being the mastermind behind his murder.
  • The murder case of Raju Pal once again gained attention on 24 February 2023, following the killing of Umesh Pal, a key witness to the crime, near his residence in the Sulem Saray locality of Dhoomanganj, Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, Umesh and his two gunners were attacked by henchmen of Atiq Ahmed who threw crude bombs at them.