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Arunachal Pradesh: Deputy Speaker’s son held for murder of Congress leader Kenjum Kamsi

India TV Politics Desk Itanagar 27 Mar 2017, 19:31:27 IST
India TV Politics Desk

In a shocking development, the Arunachal Pradesh police today said that Kajum Bagra, the son of the state Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra, allegedly shot dead Kenjum Kamsi, a secretary-rank leader of the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee at Aalo in West Siang district.

An Arunachal Pradesh Congress leader was shot dead by the son of the state assembly’s Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra at Aalo in West Siang district, the police said today. Kamsi was shot dead by Kajum Bagra, the son of the deputy speaker, in front of a hotel at Aalo last night at around 10 PM, said West Siang Superintendent of Police Mari Riba.

The incident is believed to have been a fallout of a scuffle between the two, he said, adding that the matter is being further probed. The accused has been arrested with the arm by Aalo police and a case has been registered, Riba said.

The state unit of the Congress has condemned the incident and flayed Kajum for using his father’s official vehicle and committing such “heinous crime”. This, they said, proved the saying of ‘like father like son’.

“The tragic incident also reflects the true colour of the BJP to which the deputy speaker belongs. It raises a serious question,” the party said.

Condoling the death, it also demanded exemplary punishment for the accused and resignation of the Deputy Speaker.

(With PTI inputs)