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Local BJP leader murdered

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:08

Bahraich (UP): A local BJP leader was killed allegedly by an advocate and his aides due to old enmity, police said here on Wednesday.

The body of 65-year-old Rajendra Mishra, who was a member of the district committee, was found in front of the Rupadeeha Police Station on the Indo-Nepal border yesterday, they said.

Mishra`s brother has lodged an FIR against an advocate, his brother and a woman accusing them of poisoning the BJP leader.

In the post-mortem report, suspicion of poison had been expressed, police said.

Mishra had an old enmity with the advocate and was also a witness against the latter and others in a murder case, they said.

Police said the woman had earlier lodged a case of sexual molestation against Mishra.

Meanwhile, BJP district president Gulab Chandra Shukla and city unit in-charge Jai Prakash Awasthi have threatened to launch an agitation if the accused are not arrested in two days.


First Published: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 11:08

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