BJP leader found hanging in Jharkhand; family alleges murder

Family members of the deceased block road and protest over the alleged murder in Palamu Jharkhand on April 27, 2023.

Medininagar: The body of a BJP leader was on Thursday found hanging from a tree in Jharkhand’s Palamu district, a senior police officer told PTI.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Lesligun) Alok Kumar Tuti said Pramod Singh, 35, the Manatu Mandal president of BJP’s Schedule Caste cell was found hanging from a tree this morning.

Singh had left home at 5 pm on Wednesday and went missing. His body was found in an isolated place, the police officer said.

The family members of Singh alleged that he was murdered over a land dispute and hanged to give it the shape of suicide, the news agency report said.

Family members also accused the Officer-in-Charge of Manatu police station Kamlesh Kumar of taking no action when they had gone to lodge a report that Singh did not return home last night.

Had police acted in time, Singh would have been saved, they claimed.

The police officer said “We are investigating the case from all possible aspects. The body has been sent for post-mortem in Medinirai Medical College and Hospital, Medininagar.”

“We can only say whether it was a case of suicide or murder only after receiving post-mortem report,” he told PTI.

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