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Vedika Thakur

Vedika Thakur (1998–2023) was an Indian student who was murdered in Jabalpur in 2023 by BJP MLA Priyansh Vishwakarma.


Vedika Thakur was born in 1998 (Age 25 years; at the time of death) in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. She was an MBA student.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx): 5′ 3″

Hair Color: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Vedika Thakur


parents and siblings

His father’s name is Mahendra Singh Thakur, who was a bank employee. He was shot dead by a bank guard in 2015. He has a brother.


She was unmarried at the time of her death.


Vedika died after being shot by Priyansh on 26 June 2023 in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh.

Vedika murder case

On 16 June 2023, Vedika was critically injured after being shot by Priyansh Vishwakarma at her office in Dhanwantri Nagar. Instead of seeking medical help immediately, Priyansh drove around in his car with Vedika for almost four hours. Eventually, he took her to Smart City Hospital but later fled the hospital with the gun used in the shooting and the CCTV footage from his office. Thereafter, Priyansh approaches Vedika’s brother to inform about the incident. On 18 June 2023, a video surfaced of Vedika receiving medical care at the hospital. In the footage, she was heard confirming that it was Priyansh who shot her.

A picture of Vedika Thakur in the hospital

A picture of Vedika Thakur in the hospital

On June 19, 2023, Priyansh was caught by the police from Narsinghpur district. After his arrest, he confesses to having shot Vedika. He arrived at the Dhanwantri Nagar police station in a black Scorpio vehicle emblazoned with BJP flags. Initially, the police did not register a case within 24 hours, but after Vedika’s relatives raised concerns about police inaction, a case was eventually registered against Priyansh at the Sanjeevani Nagar police station. The charges filed against him include IPC section 308 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and sections 25 and 26 of the Arms Act.

BJP flag on Priyansh Vishwakarma's Scorpio

BJP flag on Priyansh Vishwakarma’s Scorpio

According to Vedika’s uncle Ashok Thakur, initially there was some improvement in her condition. Unfortunately, his health deteriorated as the bullet lodged in his back, causing an infection throughout his body. He underwent abdominal surgery, but his condition continued to deteriorate. As a result, he was put on ventilator on 24 June 2023. His organs started failing and on 26 June 2023, around 11:30 am, the doctors declared him dead. The doctors said that Vedika’s organs were slowly failing and it was not possible to remove the bullet from her spinal cord even after a week had passed since the incident.

A picture of Vedika's X-ray shows a bullet in her back

A picture of Vedika’s X-ray shows a bullet in her back

After Vedika’s tragic death, the police elevates the charges against Priyansh to murder. They also sent the bullet recovered from Vedika’s body to the Forensic Science Laboratory for analysis and examination.

Priyansh Vishwakarma after being arrested by the police

Priyansh Vishwakarma after being arrested by the police

In response to the incident, the BJP issued an official statement denying any association or affiliation of Priyansh to their party. BJP Jabalpur President Prabhat Sahu issued a press release saying,

Ganganagar resident Priyansh Vishwakarma, a suspect in the recent firing, does not hold any position in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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