Darbhanga (Bihar) [India], Mar. 18 (ANI): Union Minister Giriraj Singh and Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nityanand Rai on Saturday met the family of a 70-year-old man who was beheaded allegedly in a dispute over naming a chowk (square) after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"The locals are saying that this happened because of naming of Narendra Modi Chowk. They may have had a prior land dispute which is not clear. It is a separate incident which happened earlier; while Superintendents of Police (SP), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) are trying to cover it by linking the two cases," Nityanand told media here.
"We will complain about the police officials to the government soon," Nityanand added.
The police further stated that there is no tension in the village.
BJP leader Tej Naraya, who is a BJP chief from Behala Panchayat, alleged that some bike-borne assailants beheaded his father near Sadar Police Station area.
"Around 40-50 men came on 25-30 bikes with hockey sticks and swords. My father went to them to explain the situation over naming the chowk after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but was beheaded," Naraya, son of the 70-year-old man who was beheaded, told ANI.
Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi also termed the incident a case of land dispute. (ANI)