Elder beheaded for 'naming' Town Square after Modi
PATNA: A 70-year-old man has been beheaded in Bihar's Darbhanga district, allegedly after he named a town square "Narendra Modi chowk", his family claims.
Ramchandra Yadav, a BJP supporter, was attacked by about 40-50 men with hockey sticks and swords, who came on motorcycles, his son Tej Narayan said.
"As a senior citizen, my father went to them to explain the situation but he was beheaded with a sword. When my elder brother intervened, there was a murderous assault on him," Tej Narayan told the media.
He claimed a history to the attack, alleging that one of his brothers was killed two years ago after they had put up a picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the square.
"The attackers were supporters of RJD (Rashtriya Janata Dal) who abused the Prime Minister," claimed Tej Narayan. Asked what the immediate trigger for the attack was, he said the assailants were upset that there was a "Modi square in a place that is an RJD stronghold".
The RJD's bypoll win on seats emboldened them, he alleged. His brother Kamal Dev Yadav is being treated at the Darbhanga Medical College Hospital.