Congress Leader Held for BJP Worker’s Killing on Polling Day

Nemichand Tanvar (60) was killed at Palia village, about 20 km from Indore, on Sunday, 19 May.

Updated22 May 2019, 01:55 AM IST
Elections
1 min read

A Congress leader has been arrested in connection with the killing of a BJP worker on the last day of polling for Lok Sabha elections in Madhya Pradesh.

Nemichand Tanvar (60) was killed at Palia village, about 20 km from Indore, on Sunday, 19 May.

Arun Sharma, a local Congress leader, was arrested in the case Monday night, said district Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ruchi Vardhan Misra.

Efforts were on to arrest Sharma's sons Pankaj and Navin who were absconding, she said.

Investigation suggested that it was Pankaj who allegedly shot Tanvar around 5:30 pm Sunday, the SSP said.

The BJP has alleged that Tanvar was killed after he told Sharma that he voted for the saffron party.

Misra said the dispute arose over casting of vote.

"But we cannot conclude that the murder was its fallout because the two factions had an old dispute as well," she said, adding that the case was being investigated from all angles.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Published: 21 May 2019, 11:30 PM IST
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!