A Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader was shot dead in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place on Friday evening. According to the police, a group of 10 assailants was involved in the crime. 35-year-old VHP leader, Ravi Vishwakarma reportedly headed a Gau Raksha wing in the district.
According to police, Ravi along with two others was on the way back home in his car. A group of 10 assailants attacked his car with iron rods and sticks. Ravi was attacked with sharp-edged weapons. He was shot from a close range. A video clip of the brutal murder has gone viral on social media.
Superintendent of police of Hoshangabad district Santosh Singh Gaur said, “A personal rivalry between the two sides over domination on the mandi in Hoshangabad could be a reason behind the murder as has been gathered in the preliminary investigation by the police. An FIR has been lodged against 10 named persons who are all local residents and were known to the deceased.”
He added that a reward of Rs 10,000 each for capturing the assailants had been announced. “We have announced a reward of Rs 10000 each on each of the assailants and three teams have been formed to nab them. However, no arrest has been made so far in this connection.”