The alleged murder of a youth in Bokaro district, who had eloped and married a woman from his village, is threatening the prospects of the JMM candidate from Giridih constituency in the Lok Sabha polls.
Baidyanath Mahto, one of the nine accused in the murder of 27-year-old Santosh Pandey, is the brother of JMM MLA Jagarnath Mahto, the party’s candidate from Giridih. Baidyanath allegedly presided over the kangaroo court which decided that the youth be beaten to death.
Santosh succumbed to injuries at Damodar Valley Corporation Hospital in Chandrapura on Thursday morning. Two people have since been arrested on the basis of an FIR filed by the victim’s brother, Vikas Pandey. “Baidyanath Mahto is one of the people named in the FIR. We are investigating the case thoroughly before making more arrests,” deputy superintendent of police (headquarters) Vinod Kumar Sinha said.
- Bigg Boss 10 Day 3 Review: Celebs Fail To Do Well in First Task
- Airtel Offers 10GB Data At Rs 259 For New 4G Smartphone Users
- Aamir Khan Starrer Dangal’s Trailer Launched: First Impressions
- TMC Supporters Attack BJP Leader Babul Supriyo
- Sri Lankan Navy Apprehends 20 Indian Fishermen
- Hillary Clinton accuses Donald Trump of being Vladimir Putin’s ‘puppet’
- Senior UP Congress Leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi Joins BJP
- Missing JNU Student: VC Gives Ultimatum To Students Over ‘Illegal Confinement’
- US Presidential Debate: Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘A Nasty Woman’
- Hasselblad True Zoom Mod Review
- Honor 8 First Look Video
- Apple Watch 2: Review, Price And Features
- Delhi HC Dismisses Kejriwal’s Plea For Stay In Criminal Defamation Case
- Gulzar Shares An Interesting Anecdote Behind The Lyrics of ‘Humne Dekhi Hai’ Song
- Diya Mirza Displays Her Painting Skills At An Art Festival In Mumbai
Following the incident, an angry mob torched Jagarnath effigy. But the MLA said, “I am not named in the FIR. If my brother’s name is there, he should be arrested. No excuses for the guilty.”
The couple, who hail from the Alargo village within Chandrapura police station limits, had eloped about two weeks ago. Santosh, who worked in Chennai, took the 21-year-old with him and the two informed their parents once they were married.
The girl’s family reportedly lured the couple back to Bokaro on the pretext of hosting a reception for them. But before they could reach Alargo, the family and village elders allegedly took the couple to a “people’s court” on Thursday, which decided that Santosh be beaten to death.
Incidentally, there have been reports in the past of Jagarnath resorting to extra judicial measures, such as tying errant husbands to trees and caning youngsters who molest girls.