Murder case registered in killing of wife of UP BJP leader

An FIR has been lodged here against unidentified assailants in the alleged murder of Revati Singh, wife of senior BJP leader Hukkum Singh, police said Sunday.

Updated: Aug 01, 2010, 21:59 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: An FIR has been lodged here
against unidentified assailants in the alleged murder of
Revati Singh, wife of senior BJP leader Hukkum Singh, police
said Sunday.

The body of Revati (75), wife of BJP deputy leader in
Uttar Pradesh Assembly Hukkum Singh, was found in the bedroom
of her Gandhi Colony house yesterday and circumstantial
evidence indicated that she was murdered, Additional Director
General of Police Brij Lal had said.

Hukum Singh, an MLA from Kairana, was in Lucknow at
the time of incident.

Police registered a case of loot and murder under
Sections 394 and 302 of IPC in the murder case.

The ADG had said that a pillow and scarf were
recovered from the bedroom, where the body was recovered and
ruled out the possibility of murder for loot as all the
belonging of Revati, including a gold chain, diamond earrings,
bangles and her mobile phone were recovered from the room.

Meanwhile, the state BJP president Surya Pratap Shahi
criticised the ADGP for ruling out the possibility of murder
for loot, saying it was an irresponsible statement to be
issued before starting investigation.

The state BJP chief who arrived with Hukum Singh from
Lucknow after the incident, condemned the incident and demanded
arrest of the culprits.

The BSP government has failed to maintain law and
order situation in the state, he said.

PTI