- BJP worker Samrath Kumawat's family said he had no enmity with anyone
- Samrath Kumavat was a senior worker of the BJP
- Locals sat in protest with his body, demanded arrest of the attackers
A BJP worker in Rajasthan was brutally killed allegedly by bike-borne men on Saturday. The attack took place in the day when the man, identified as Samrath Kumawat, was standing on the roadside. Three to four men on a bike first shot at him and then chopped off his neck with a sword, the police said. The murder took place in a village just four kilometers from the town of Pratapgarh in southern Rajasthan.
Mr Kumawat died on the spot even though people rushed to his rescue. The group of men escaped soon after attacking the worker.
Locals sat in protest with Mr Kumawat's body and demanded the arrest of the attackers at the earliest. With the attack taking place before the elections, there is also widespread anger in the BJP. Police have assured that action will be taken soon and that the attackers will be arrested.
Mr Kumawat's family said he had no enmity with anyone and they along with the entire neighbourhood are shocked at the incident. He was an active member of the BJP.
Samrath Kumawat worked in the Other Backward Classes cell of the BJP in Pratapgarh.
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 state is a matter of grave concern," he tweeted.
(With inputs from ANI)
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