Three held for murder of Bihar BJP worker

Patna, Aug 7 (IANS) Three people were arrested on Friday in connection with murder of a BJP worker Avinash Kumar in this capital, police said.

Patna Senior Superintendent of Police Vikas Vaibhav said three of the six accused were sent to jail after they were produced in a local court. The detainees included temple priest Panna Lal Gupta, his son Darshan Gupta and Joyti Gupta.

Vaibhav said that police teams raided locations in Hajipur, about 30 km from here, in search of the people, who shot dead Kumar on Thursday. The incident triggered protests by party workers.

According to police, Bharatiya Janata Pary worker Avinash Kumar was chased by three armed men and shot dead on Thursday morning when he was on his way to a tea shop in Salimpur Ahra area here.

The people, allegedly involved in the killing, were identified through CCTV footage.

BJP legislators raised the issue in the assembly on Friday and created a ruckus for the second consecutive day.

The house was adjourned by the speaker on Thursday following uproar by BJP members.

Local BJP legislator Nitin Navin along with party workers protested against the incident yesterday and staged a sit-in on Friday, demanding the arrest of all culprits within 48 hours.

With the assembly polls around the corner, BJP leaders of Bihar linked the incident to the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.



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