In a shocking incident, an RSS worker from Ratlam was found brutally murdered near his field. This is the fourth murder of members belonging to the BJP/RSS in Madhya Pradesh within a span of ten days. As per reports, RSS leader and farmer, Himmat Patidar, went to his farm where his body was found with his throat slit and his face burnt in an attempt to hide his identity.
As per the police, Patidar’s dead body was found at the early hours after he failed to return from his farm. The suspect has been identified and efforts are being made to arrest him. It is reported that it could be a matter of love affair gone wrong. It is also reported that a man from the village was found near the place where the dead body was found. That man is now reportedly missing from the village.
On Monday, Chhatrapal Singh Rawat, a BJP worker from Madhya Pradesh, was found murdered in Gwalior. Another BJP office-bearer, Magan Siddiqui was seriously injured after he was reportedly attacked in Jabalpur on Sunday. On Sunday, Balwadi BJP leader Manoj Thackeray was found murdered in a field after he had gone for a morning walk. Prior to that, Mandsaur BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar was shot dead in full public view. On Sunday, a BJP leader Jitendra Soni of the Barwani district, his son Ravendra and two of his relatives were assaulted and robbed by unidentified persons near Charvi village, 30 km from the district headquarters.
There has been an increase in crimes against the BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh within a month of Congress coming to power.