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BJP leader, 2 more killed in U'khand rain fury

PTI  Indore, June 21, 2013
First Published: 14:31 IST(21/6/2013) | Last Updated: 17:39 IST(21/6/2013)

The rain-ravaged Uttarakhand has claimed the lives of three persons, including a BJP leader and his wife in Kedarnath.

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Among the persons found dead in Kedarnath, three have been identified as - Indore division BJP unit general secretary Bhagwan Singh (45), his wife Sugan Bai (40) and Roop Singh (70), Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Alok Singh said.

Sugan Bai was the member of the Indore Janpad Panchayat.

All three of them belonged to Jhalria village of the district and were on a pilgrimage as a part of a group that had gone to the hill state through a private travel agency.

Nearly seven other members of this group were washed away in flash floods and their whereabouts was not yet known, the official added.


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