Bihar: Man beheaded for naming Town Square after PM Modi


"My father went to them to explain the situation but was beheaded, they also tried to kill my brother", Narayan said.

Darbhanga: A 70-year-old man has reportedly been beheaded in the Darbhanga district of Bihar for allegedly naming Town Square as "Narendra Modi chowk".

With tension prevailing in the area, top leaders of Bihar's prominent political parties including Union Minister Giriraj Singh and Nityanand Rai, will arrive in Darbhanga to meet the family of the victim. His son who wanted to save him was badly injured in the incident and was rushed to a local hospital for treatment. According to the report the murder of Ramchandra Yadav, 65, was said to be a tiff over the naming of a square on the outskirts of the city after Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The murder happened over the name of Modi chowk, there was no land dispute", she said.

Kamlesh Yadav, the son of deceased blamed Rashtriya Janata Dal workers for his father Ramchandra Yadav's murder. Yadav, father of BJP Balwa panchayat president Tej Narayan Yadav, was killed with a sharp-edged weapon on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Police, however, said that the chowk he named was his family's private land. Preliminary police probe into the attack has found that Tej, a hardened BJP supporter, runs a tea stall from the same disputed lot at the village's Bhadwa Chowk, which he renamed as Narendra Modi Chowk a couple of years back.

Asked what the immediate trigger for the attack was, he claimed the attackers were upset that there was a "Modi square in a place that is an RJD stronghold". Case of a land dispute.

Darbhanga SSP Satyaveer Singh said the deceased was in possession of the eight-kattha plot, on which one Kamlesh Yadav was also claiming ownership.

"Around 40-50 men came on 25-30 bikes with hockey sticks & swords".

The RJD's bypoll win on seats emboldened them, he alleged.

Local BJP workers in the district also staged a demonstration in protest against the killing, blocking roads for close to an hour.