Slain BJP MLA cremated with state honours

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 18:23

Purnia: The mortal remains of ruling BJP MLA
Raj Kishore Keshari, who was stabbed to death by a woman at
his residence here, were on Wednesday consigned to flames with state
honours.

Amid poignant scenes, his youngest son Rahul lit the pyre
in the presence of a large number of people, including several
politicians.

Prominent among those present were Deputy Chief Minister,
Sushil Kumar Modi, minister Giriraj Singh, Purnia MP Uday
Singh and Katihar MP Nikhil Choudhary.

Earlier, his body was kept at the local BJP office to
enable people pay their last respects to the 51-year-old late
Purnia MLA.

Four-time MLA, Keshari was stabbed to death yesterday by
45-year-old Rupam Pathak who had earlier accused him of sexual
harassment, when he was meeting visitors from his constituency
at his Sipahi Tola residence here.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 18:23

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