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BJP man battered to death

Ranchi, June 22: A BJP worker was lynched near Kumardih village in Karra police station area of Khunti district in the wee hours today.

Police suspect that relatives killed Sahodar Singh Binjhia over land dispute. No one has been arrested so far.

In his mid-40s, Binjhia was riding his motorcycle back home in Helda village when he was intercepted near Kumardih village.

Preliminary investigations suggest that Binjhia was hit with a boulder and blunt weapons. “His motorcycle was found lying at a distance. The deceased’s son in his complaint has named around 16 people, who all happen to be Binjhia’s relatives and belong to the same village. The son also said that there was some dispute over a plot of land. Probe is on,” said Khunti superintendent of police Anis Gupta.

Insiders said the police have got some vital clues.

The state unit of BJP has decided to send an inquiry team to Helda village.

“We have sought detailed reports from our party’s Khunti district unit president. An inquiry committee is likely to be constituted tomorrow,” said BJP state unit spokesman Pradip Sinha.

BJP state president Ravindra Rai took the opportunity to slam the government for the alleged lawlessness across the state. “I am waiting for detailed reports,” Rai said, adding the government must arrange for compensation for the victim’s family.