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BJP worker shot dead, throat slit with a sword by bike-borne men in poll-bound Rajasthan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 November 2018, 10:28 IST

Ahead of assembly polls, a BJP worker was brutally killed by four-three men on the bike on Saturday in poll-bound Rajasthan. The incident took place in the day when the man, identified as Samrath Kumawat, was standing on the roadside. Three-four men on a bike came and attacked him and then chopped off his neck with a sword, the police said.

The murder took place in a village just four kilometres from the town of Pratapgarh in southern Rajasthan.

Though people rushed to his rescue, Kumawat died on the spot. The attackers flew the spot immediately after attacking the worker.

After Kumawat died, the local sat in protest with his body and demanded the arrest of the attackers at the earliest. Police have assured that action will be taken soon and that the attackers will be arrested.

Mr Kumawat's family reportedly said he had no enmity with anyone and them along with the entire neighbourhood are shocked at the incident. He was an active member of the BJP.

Samrath Kumavat was a senior worker of the BJP in the village, said Mangu Singh, a local BJP leader.

Congress leader Ashok Gehlot condemned the murder. "I condemn the brutal killing of BJP's Sh. Samrath Kumawat in #Pratapgarh, #Rajasthan. Perpetrators of such heinous crime must be severely punished. Pathetic condition of Law n order in the state is a matter of grave concern," he tweeted.

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First published: 4 November 2018, 10:28 IST