Darbhanga: The recent beheading of a 65-year-old man in Bhiar’s Darbhanga district by unidentified men for naming a square after PM Modi was indeed a case of land dispute and had no connection with the PM said Bihar’s Deputy CM Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi.
According to the initial reports, the 65 year-old deceased victim, father of a BJP worker, Kamlesh Yadav, was brutally hacked to death over naming a square after PM Modi on 15 March while his elder son Kamal Yadav was also injured by nearly 40 people who arrived with hockey sticks, swords to attack the duo. However, the Police said the chowk he named was his family’s private land.
The Police also confirmed it was a case of personal enmity. A large number of security is deployed in the area while the Police said there are no tension’s prevailing in the area.
“It was due to an old land dispute and has no connection the ith naming of chowk, they named their private land as Narendra Modi Chowk. Batons were used to injure the deceased’s son. There is no tension in the village,” said Satya Veer Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).
Bihar’s top functionaries like Union Minister Giriraj Singh and Nityanand Rai, will be visiting the victims family in Darbhanga.
BJP worker Kamlesh Yadav, who also succumbed injuries in the attack is undergoing treatment at a hospital, told the reporters “a chowk (square) at our native village of Bhadavan in Sadar police station area had been named after Narendra Modi two years ago”.
“Yesterday, local RJD supporters, who had been opposed to the naming of the square after Modi, tried to remove the plaque bearing the name of the square. When we protested, they said that the RJD’s victory in bypolls to one Lok Sabha and an assembly seat marked their party’s resurgence and hence they wanted to rename the square after Lalu Prasad”, Yadav had alleged.
Assailants attacked Yadav with sword injuring his arm severely. Yadav says, “The RJD supporters went away after we resolutely opposed them. However, in the night, a group of 20-25 persons came to hour house riding on motorcycles, attacked my father with a sword, severing his head”
Additional SP, Darbhanga, Dilnawaz Ahmad, said “as per our information, the attackers had some personal enmity with Kamlesh Yadav and his family. We are not aware of any dispute over the naming of the square, though all angles would be investigated”.
Several other local BJP workers staged a protest against the killing, blocking road traffic for close to an hour, Zee News reported.