INDORE: On Thursday, BJP leader and civic body chairman of Mandsaur, Prahlad Bandhwar, 50, was shot in full public view. And a similar incident took place a day before in which, Sandeep Agarwal, 45, a builder and local businessman was killed at a busy marketplace in Indore.
Reports say that attackers approached Mr. Bandhwar when he was standing in front of the district cooperative bank. Attackers fired multiple shots on Mr. Bandhwar after they arrived on a motorbike. Following the shooting, the leader was rushed to the hospital, but he died on the way, the reports added.
After the incident came into attention, Former Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan opposed the killings and wrote a strong letter to Chief Minister Kamal Nath. Mr. Chouhan in his letter requested a high-level investigation against the criminals who shot the senior BJP leader.
Besides this, Mr. Chouhan in one of his statements also mentioned that after the Congress government came to power in M.P, the criminals in the state have “suddenly become bold.”
Chief Minister of M.P Kamal Nath opposed Mr. Chouhan’s comments and said that there is no need for a big investigation as two eyewitnesses were present at the event and son of the victim has already registered the name of the accused in the FIR, the Chief Minister asserted.
“Death should not be politicized especially when it is the internal matter of a party. There is evidence that a man called Manish Bairagi shot him (Prahlad Badhwar). There was a land dispute, and Bairagi wanted a piece of land to be allotted to him. A police team has been sent, and efforts are on to catch him,” said senior police officers in Mandsaur.
On the other hand, cops are investigating the second murder that took place a day before just 50 meters away from the local police station. Reports say that the police department has formed seven teams to catch the killers of Mr. Aggrawal, who was into commodity trading, cable and oil business.
Mr. Aggrawal’s family members while interacting with the news channels shared that the businessman was having disputes over payments with his partners and he had withdrawn his bodyguards a couple of months ago.