Gujarat: Former BJP minister’s son accused of involvement in journo’s murder

  • HT Correspondent, Ahmedabad
  • Updated: Aug 23, 2016 14:36 IST
A journalist working with a Gujarati daily was hacked to death allegedly by some unidentified people in Junagadh district. (Representational Image: Shutterstock)

A day after a journalist in Junagadh district of Gujarat was stabbed to death by unknown assailants, his brother has accused the son of a former BJP minister of involvement in the murder.

Kishore Dave, who worked for Jaihind - Sanjh Samachar, was found dead with multiple stab wounds in his office at Vanjari Chowk on Monday night. He was apparently alone in the office at that time.

Preliminary investigation by the police revealed Dave was stabbed multiple times at least by four men.

Prakash Dave, brother of the deceased, alleged on Tuesday that Bhavesh Sureja, son of former irrigation minister Rati Sureja, was involved in the murder.

Prakash said his brother had, some time back, published a report accusing Bhavesh of harassing a woman at a clinic. He claimed that his brother had received death threats from Bhavesh.

Meanwhile, the AAP has declared that it will take out a rally at RTO circle in Ahmedabad Tuesday evening to protest the journalist’s murder and ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation.

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