Katangikala Congress village council member murdered



Gondia: In a sensational incident, sitting Katangikala village council member of the Congress, Ajit Prabhudayal Singh was murdered in full public view by one Brijlal alias Pandya Fatesingh Banote during a funeral, on Tuesday noon, the police said.

The police has arrested the accused, but the motive behind the murder couldn't be ascertained.

The deceased, Ajit Singh (55), a Gondia resident and sitting village council (gram panchayat) member of the Congress from Katangikala, had gone to attend the funeral of one Chaitram Nandne on Tuesday noon.

According to eyewitnesses, Singh stood with other people, when suddenly the accused came from behind and attacked his head with an axe, killing him on-the-spot.

Villagers suspect some rivalry between the two, while the Ramnagar police has registered a case under relevant sections.

PTI