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Ex-BSP leader who joined Congress a few days ago killed in MP

Press Trust of India  |  Damoh (MP) 

Devendra Chourasia, who had switched over from the BSP a few days ago, was killed and his son critically injured Friday in an attack by a group of people near here in Madhya Pradesh, police said.

Seven persons, including the husband of the sitting BSP MLA from Patharia seat in district, Ram Bai, were booked in the case, a senior police said.

Chourasia and his son were attacked in Hata town in the district by the group whose members were armed with iron rods and wooden sticks, he said.

The incident led to tension in Hata where shops were shut as soon as the of his death spread, the said.

Chourasia and his son were injured in the attack and rushed to in serious condition, but the 54-year-old died before reaching hospital, said district of Police Raghvendra

His son Chourasia was seriously injured, the SP said.

As tension gripped the town, senior police officials and district collector reached the spot and tried to pacify agitating people.

Police have registered a case under relevant sections of the IPC against seven persons, including Govind Singh (the husband of MLA Ram Bai), his relatives and associates, said Belvanshi.

They were booked on charges like murder, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means, among others, the SP said.

The accused persons will be arrested soon, he said, adding heavy police force was deployed in the town to and order.

Chourasia, along with a large number of supporters, had joined the in the presence of on March 12, a said.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 22:55 IST