Patna: The CPI-ML (Liberation) and All
India Progressive Women Association (AIPWA) on Tuesday demanded a judicial probe into circumstances forcing a woman to kill a
ruling BJP MLA and condemned Deputy Chief Minister Sushil
Kumar Modi for calling her a blackmailer.
Several activists of the CPI-ML and AIPWA took out a
procession here seeking adequate protection to assailant Rupam
Pathak, who was hospitalised in Katihar after being beaten up
by the supporters of slain MLA Raj Kishore Keshari.
AIPWA General Secretary Meena Tiwari and state CPI-ML
(Liberation) chief Shashi Yadav told reporters that the
circumstances under which Pathak took the extreme step of
killing the MLA must be probed thoroughly.
"It will be better if a judicial inquiry is ordered by
the state government," Tiwari said.
On Modi calling Pathak "a blackmailer", she said only
an independent probe would unravel the truth.