Madhya Pradesh

Congress corporator run over in MP’s Chhatarpur; his party says it is murder

BHOPAL/CHHATARPUR: A 34-year-old Congress corporator in Chhatarpur drict was run over a vehicle in Rajnagar area during a confrontation between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers ahead of voting in Madhya Pradesh on Friday. A police officer stands guard as women voters wait in queue to cast their votes at a polling booth during Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, on the outskirts of Bhopal. (PTI) Congress legislator Vikram Singh alias ‘Nati Raja’, who is seeking re-election from the Rajnagar assembly segment, accused workers of the rival BJP of killing the corporation Salman Khan, a charge that was denied the BJP. Chhatarpur superintendent of police Amit Sanghi said Salman Khan died after a clash between the two sides but the preliminary investigation indicated his death was an accident. “The clash happened between supporters of Congress and BJP. Later, corporator Salman Khan died. The body has been sent for post-mortem… Prima facie, the reason for death seems to be an accident with a car,” the drict SP said. Vikram Singh said he and Salman Khan were travelling to Akonsa village to investigate reports that liquor was being dributed in the area ahead of voting. On the way, Singh alleged, supporters of BJP candidate Arvind Pateriya attacked them on the way, pointed a gun at him and later, thrashed Salman Khan. “They mowed down Salman with a vehicle. He was rushed to hospital where he died,” Singh said. Pateriya rejected the accusation: “The Congress MLA is lying. He is politicising an accidental death for political advantage. I have nothing to do with it.” “Exciting news! Hindustan Times is now on WhatsApp Channels Subscribe today clicking the link and stay updated with the latest news!” Click here!

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