BJP leader shot dead in MP town

The District Panchayat Vice President and local BJP leader, Murat Singh Lodhi (42) was shot dead at Rahatgarh area near here, police said.

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2011, 19:54 PM IST

Raisen (MP): The District Panchayat Vice
President and local BJP leader, Murat Singh Lodhi (42) was
shot dead at Rahatgarh area near here, police said on Sunday.

Lodhi was allegedly shot dead last night by one Akhilesh
Rai following a fight between two dancers of Bedia tribe, they
said.
The deceased frequented one Sarita Bai`s place, who was
not getting along well with another dancer Mewa Bai, having a
close relationship with Rai, they added.

Last night, Sarita and Mewa entered into an argument over
some issue following which Lodhi and Rai took sides, police
said.
The deceased and accused had a fight and Rai with a 12
bore gun allegedly fired at Lodhi, who sustained injuries to
his head and stomach and died on the spot.

One Mukesh Rai who tried to make Lodhi and Rai reconcile
also sustained injuries and has been admitted to a hospital in
neighbouring Sagar district, police said.

Rai and three others have been booked in connection
with the murder, police said.

PTI