Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi has termed the media reports that a 70-year-old man was beheaded in Darbhanga for naming a town square "Narendra Modi chowk," as baseless and irresponsible. He said that the property dispute between the accused and the victim led to the murder.
"Totally false that the murder in Darbhanga case was due to naming Modi Chowk. It was a case of land dispute. The board was put long back, murder has nothing to do with board," Sushil Modi tweeted on Friday night.
In a shocking incident, a person was attacked by 40-50 men on bikes and killed in Bihar's Darbhanga district. The Bihar police also said that it was due to an old land dispute and had no connection with naming of chowk.
"It was due to an old land dispute and has no connection with 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," Satya Veer Singh, SSP on killing of man in Darbhanga.
Naraya, who is a BJP chief from Behala Panchayat, alleged that some bike-brone assailants beheaded his father near Sadar Police Station area. Narayan claimed that some people were unhappy over his initiative to name a local chowk after PM Modi in 2016.
Earlier family members of the victim had claimed he was beheaded by a group of 40-50 men while explaining the situation over naming the chowk after PM Modi. "They also tried to kill my brother," victim's son said.
Meanwhile, the police said that they have arrested the culprits and recorded the statements of all the witnesses. "We reached the spot of the incident immediately and have arrested the culprits by night. We have also recorded the statements of all the witnesses," Darbhanga, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Dilnvaj Ahamad said. "In the brother's case we have recorded his statement and our investigating the matter," he added.
‘Bihar murder a case of land dispute; not connected with PM Modi’s name’