BKU leader, four associates murdered

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 23:11

Amritsar: A Bharatiya Kisan Union leader
was bludgeoned to death and his four associates were seriously
injured by some unidentified persons in full public view here
on Tuesday.

Sadhu Singh Takhtpura, Organising Secretary of BKU`s
Punjab unit, and his four accomplices were attacked with iron
rods by some 15 people after intercepting their jeep in
village Bhindian Saida, police said.

Takhtupura and his friends were going from village to
village in the jeep to mobilise people for a rally to be held
on February 20 at Ajnala when they were brutally attacked.

The rally was being organised to protest the killing of
a youth allegedly in police custody nearly a month ago.

The four injured were admitted to a hospital where
their condition was described as critical, police said.

SSP (Amritsar Rural) Gurmit Singh Chohan said police
had been deployed in strength in the village to maintain law
and order.

PTI




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