Hindu leader murder: SP man, 3 others booked

Basti: A local Samajwadi Party leader, his father and two others were on Tuesday booked for their alleged involvement in the killing of the state coordinator of a Hindu youth group, police said.

Vishnu Dutt Ojha was killed last night by some persons leading to skirmishes between Hindu Yuva Vahini members and SP workers. Among the accused is district SP secretary Dhanshyam Mishra, they said.

The FIR was registered on the complaint filed by the victim's brother, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Modak said, adding, teams have been constituted for arrest of the accused.

Earlier, the body of Ojha was cremated amidst tension. BJP MP Yogi Adityanath, Congress MP Jagdambika Pal and others attended the last rites.