Bettiah: In a tragic incident that has sent shockwaves through Bihar’s West Champaran district, a 32-year-old Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, was brutally stabbed to death, while another individual, Sujit Kumar (28), sustained critical injuries in the early hours of Monday.
According to the police, the deceased BJP leader has been identified as identified as Sonu Kumar. Sonu and his friend Sujit Kumar were on their morning walk in Godwa Tola village at around 7 am, when several miscreants stabbed them on the spot.
It is being speculated that, Sonu Kumar held the position of the BJP’s Schedule Tribe (ST) president of Bettiah Mandal, adding to the gravity of this unfortunate incident.
According to the local police, the assailants, armed with knives, launched a brutal assault on the duo, leaving them critically wounded. They were immediately rushed to the hospital, but tragically, Sonu Kumar was declared brought dead upon arrival, confirming the grim outcome of the attack.
As per the report, the shocking incident came to light when passersby on their morning walk noticed the two men lying in a pool of blood, prompting immediate action and concern from the local community.
Neeraj Kumar, a relative of the victim, recalled that the duo followed a daily routine of going for a morning walk, but this time, they fell victim to an unidentified group of criminals who viciously attacked them during their routine walk.
Bettiah’s Superintendent of Police (SP), D Amarkesh, assured that the authorities have identified the criminals behind this heinous act and that a comprehensive investigation into the matter is already underway.
Meanwhile, former BJP state president and Member of Parliament from Paschim Lok Sabha, Sanjay Jaiswal, expressed his strong discontent with the situation to Media. He warned of launching a district-wide agitation if the culprits were not promptly apprehended.
“We urge the police to expedite the arrest of the criminals; failure to do so will leave us with no choice but to initiate an agitation,” stated Jaiswal, reflecting the mounting frustration and demand for swift justice in the community.