TT Epaper
The Telegraph
CIMA Gallary

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.

 More stories in Jharkhand

  • Trade Talk
  • Agency axed for drain plan delay
  • Varsity tips to boost rice yield
  • Train jumps tracks near Bokaro city
  • New top brass for tax outfit
  • Gadkari lens on highways
  • Shoes, bags as freebies
  • Bidders for textbooks
  • Meet knights of soccer nights, armed with tea
  • Practice makes Bangla perfect
  • IM duo taken on Sithio recce
  • Shower century in twin cities
  • Murder protest chokes Telco artery
  • Why deemed extensions aren't fine for mines
  • Letters
  • Mela boost to fair entrepreneurs
  • BJP man battered to death
  • Auto depot to end snarls
  • Mayoral mettle
  • Antony meets Cong team