New Delhi: Balwadi BJP leader Manoj Thackeray has been found dead in a field near Warla police station. Reports claimed that Thackeray was bludgeoned to death with stones when he had gone for a morning walk today. Also Read - Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh Passes Away; PM Modi, Rajnath Express Grief
“He had gone for his routine morning walk. A blood-stained rock has been found from the crime site. Speculation is that he was killed with that rock. Investigation is being done,” said Balwadi (Barwani) ASP. Also Read - Bihar Assembly Elections 2020: NDA is One, Will Contest Polls Together, Says Ravi Shankar Prasad
Following Thackeray’s Killing, former CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan came down heavily on ruling Congress saying,” They used to talk of change but what change is this? Murders have started here, there was one in Indore, then in Mandsaur where a BJP leader was killed, another BJP leader killed in Barwani. Criminals are fearless today. Law and order completely collapsed.” Also Read - 'Nothing More Than Desperate Case of Political Compulsion For Badals', Punjab CM on SAD Snapping Ties With BJP
He also demanded CBI probe into the case. “Govt is taking this lightly. There seems to be a larger conspiracy behind this (BJP leader killed in Mandsaur). I demand a CBI inquiry. BJP leader was killed in Barwani, I warn the govt that they stop such incidents otherwise BJP will come out on streets.”
Notably, the latest incident comes days after BJP leader and Mandsaur Municipal Corporation President Prahlad Bandhwar was shot dead near the Central Bank at Nai Abadi area. Reports said that motorcycle-borne men attacked him and shot at him from close range. When passerby took him to hospital, he was declared brought dead by the doctors.
Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had expressed grief over Bandhwar’s demise and said that he has requested Chief Minister Kamal Nath to order a top-level investigation into the matter.
Last week, a BJP leader named Baiju Prasad Gupta was also shot dead in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. As per information, the incident occurred while the victim was sitting at his medical facility. An individual came and asked him about some medicine before shooting him. Gupta was shifted to a hospital but failed to survive.