October 4, 2020 11:19:15 pm
A 37-year-old Dalit chief was gunned down at his residence in Bihars Purnea district on Sunday and his spouse alleged that it was a political killing as her husband was getting ready to contest Assembly election as an unbiased candidate after he was expelled from the RJD.
After the killing, a video wherein the deceased, Shakti Malik, accused RJD chief Tejashwi Prasad Yadav of looking for Rs 50 lakh as donation to offer him social gathering ticket to contest the ballot from Raniganj seat and threatening to eradicate him if he continues together with his good work within the constituency, went viral.
The ruling JD(U) claimed that Leader of the Opposition Tejashwi Prasad Yadav has uncovered his true colors earlier than the nation. Repeated efforts to achieve senior RJD leaders for his or her response have been unsuccessful.
Police stated that three bike-borne males entered the home of Shakti Malik in Purnea within the morning and shot him within the head whereas he was sleeping, killing him on the spot, and fled.
A rustic-made pistol and an empty cartridge have been discovered from the spot, Ok Haat police station Station House Officer Sunil Kumar Mandal stated.
Superintendent of Police Vishal Sharma and Sadar Sub-Divisional Police Officer Anand Pandey visited the spot.
In the video that went viral, Malik claimed that he, together with the RJD’s SC/ST cell state unit president, met Tejashwi Prasad Yadav in Patna the place the RJD chief sought Rs 50 lakh as donation to offer him social gathering ticket to contest Raniganj meeting constituency.
According to the video, when Malik stated that he would let him know of his resolution later, Tejashwi made a casteist comment in opposition to him and threatened to eradicate him.
It was not instantly clear when Malik made this assertion to a Purnea based mostly tv channel.
The deceased’s spouse additionally alleged that there’s a political conspiracy behind her husband’s killing and named a number of leaders who may very well be concerned in it.
JD(U) spokesman Rajiv Ranjan Prasad claimed that Malik was a Mahadalit and his members of the family’ statements corroborate the allegations levelled by him.
“We have been elevating the difficulty of dynastic politics, corruption, Tejashwi’s inexperience particularly in coping with alliance politics however the newest allegations has fully uncovered him,” Prasad instructed reporters.
Allegations that RJD leaders distribute social gathering tickets after taking cash or land will not be new, he alleged.
Prasad additionally alleged that Tejashwi’s “concern” for Dalits was uncovered when former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi needed to depart the Grand Alliance after the RJD leaderships shabby therapy meted out to him.
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