Darbhanga: In view of tension prevailing over the hacking a 65-year-old man for naming a square after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a large number of policemen have been deployed in Bihar's Darbhanga.
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.
Meanwhile, a political blame game has also started over the hacking of the old man, with RJD calling it a political murder and attacking the ruling BJP and the Janata Dal-United.
Lalu Yadav-led RJD has said that no one is safe in Bihar under the JD-U-BJP rule.
Meanwhile, state BJP spokesman Rajib Ranjan said, "incidents like these demonstrate RJD's belief in hooliganism and corruption. They have merely retained two seats they had held earlier, but they want to strike terror in the hearts of the people of Bihar".
The reactions came hours after a 65-year-old man was hacked to death allegedly over a tiff over the naming of a square on the outskirts of the city after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The victim was the father of a BJP worker, Kamlesh Yadav, who also sustained injured in the attack.
Police, however, claimed that murder of 65-year-old Ramchandra Yadav was the fallout of a "personal enmity".
Kamlesh Yadav, who was undergoing treatment at a hospital, told 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 alleged.
"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", Yadav, whose arm was slashed by a sword carried by the assailants, said.
Additional SP, Darbhanga, Dilnawaz Ahmad, however, 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".
Local BJP workers in the district also staged a demonstration in protest against the killing, blocking road traffic for close to an hour.
They were pacified by the police who assured them of adequate action against the guilty.
(With Agency inputs)