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'Modi Chowk' not the reason behind Bihar beheading: Deputy Chief Minister

Saturday March 17, 2018 11:17 AM, News Network

Darbhanga Beheading

Patna: Bihar Deputy Chief Minister and senior Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suhil Modi on Friday denied naming of a local square as "Narendra Modi Chowk" was the reason behind the beheading of a 60-year-old man in Darbhanga.

"Totally false that murder in Darbhanga because of naming Modi Chawk. (Its a) Case of land dispute. Board was put long back, Murder has nothing to do with Board", Sushil Modi wrote on Twitter.

The police had also earlier claimed that the murder was the result of personal enmity. “According to our information, the attackers had some personal enmity with Kamlesh Yadav and his family,” said Dharbanga Additional Superintendent of Police Dilnawaz Ahmad. “We are not aware of any dispute over the naming of the square. All angles will be investigated.”

Ramchandra Yadav, a BJP supporter, was attacked by some 30-35 men who were armed with hockey sticks and swords and came on motorcycles. His son Kamlesh Yadav had claimed that the attacked were supporters of Lalu Prasad Yadav's RJD and they were upset that he had named a square after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He also claimed a history to the attack, alleging that one of his brothers was killed two years ago after they had put up a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the square.

“On Thursday, local Rashtriya Janata Dal supporters, who had been opposed to naming of the square after Modi, tried to remove the plaque bearing the name,” he said. “When we protested, they said that the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s victory in bye-polls marked their party’s resurgence and so they wanted to rename the square after Lalu Prasad.”

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