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BJP worker killed after Congress candidate’s defeat

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 26, 2019, 4:32 am IST
Updated : May 26, 2019, 4:32 am IST

A district police official said the incident took place on Friday evening at the district’s Mohalla village, over 580 kilometres from Mumbai.

A Muslim worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was killed in Akola district after a group of persons, allegedly associated with the Congress, assaulted him following an argument over the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.
 A Muslim worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was killed in Akola district after a group of persons, allegedly associated with the Congress, assaulted him following an argument over the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

Mumbai: A Muslim worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was killed in Akola district after a group of persons, allegedly associated with the Congress, assaulted him following an argument over the recently-concluded Lok Sabha polls.

A district police official said the incident took place on Friday evening at the district’s Mohalla village, over 580 kilometres from Mumbai.

The police said that a group of ‘Congress supporters’ stormed the house of Mateen Patel (48) after the Lok Sabha  election results were out. They then allegedlt attacked the house and dragged the victim out from the house and attacked him with sharp weapons. He died on the spot.

Mateen Patel’s 55-year-old brother, who was seriously injured in the attack. The district police has registered offences against 10 people, including the Congress’ Akola candidate Hidayatulla Patel, and is on the lookout for them.

Hidayatulla Patel suffered a humiliating defeat in the recent elections, coming third behind the BJP’s Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre and the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi candidate, Prakash Ambedkar.

Mateen Patel was an active worker in the BJP’s minority cell and had vigorously campaigned for Mr Dhotre, particularly in Muslim areas in the district in the elections.

Meanwhile, the district authorities have deployed State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) jawans in the area to maintain the law and order situation there.

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