BJP leader’s body found hanging from tree in Palamu, family claims murder over land dispute

Body of a BJP leader was on Thursday found hanging from a tree in Jharkhand’s Palamu district, a senior police officer said.

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

Singh had gone missing after he left home

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.

They along with local residents put up road blockade on Semri-Manatu main road demanding the arrest of the culprits.

Had police acted in time, he would have been saved: Family

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.

A resident of Karmatila under Manatu police station, Singh told his sister that he will be back home in 20 minutes as he was going to collect money from a person but did not return.

Can say if it was suicide or murder after Post-mortem: Police

The SDPO 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,” the SDPO added. 

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