Police are misleading, forcing injured brother: Son of man beheaded in Bihar

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Mar 18, 2018, 10:09 AM(IST)

Modi chowk in Darbhanga, Bihar. Photograph:( ANI )

A day after the Bihar police claims that the beheading of the 70-year-old man in Darbhanga, Bihar was due to old land dispute, the families have again stated that the murder happened over the name of Modi Chowk.

The family of the deceased said that the claims of the police are wrong and the dispute arose due to the issue of the skirmishes over the chowk name.

The son of the victim also said that the police was misleading and even forcing his injured brother. 

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A 70-year-old man, Ramchandra Yadav, was thrashed and beheaded by a mob in Darbhanga district of Bihar on Friday.

Initially, the reason for beheading the man was reported to have happened due to the renaming of the town square as "Narendra Modi Chowk".

However, on Saturday news agency quoted Satya Veer Singh, SSP of Darbhanga saying that "it was due to an old land dispute and has no connection with the naming of chowk." 

"They named their private land as Narendra Modi Chowk. Batons were used to injure the deceased's son," Veer Singh added.

The SSP further clarified that there is no ongoing tension in the village.

Ramchandra Yadav was attacked by a mob of 40-50 people who allegedly thrashed Yadav with hockey sticks and swords.

Media has quoted Yadav's son as saying that his father went to explain the situation but he was beheaded with a sword and when his elder brother intervened he was also assaulted.

The elder brother is admitted to a local hospital for his treatment.

 

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