Bhopal: Jailed feudal lord and murder convict Bhaiya Raja dies

Jailed feudal lord and former MLA Ashok Vir Vikram Singh alias Bhaiya Raja, who was convicted for murder, died on Friday in a hospital where he was receiving treatment after a brain stroke.

bhopal Updated: Dec 20, 2014 18:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

Jailed feudal lord and former legislator of Bundelkhand Ashok Vir Vikram Singh died on Friday in a Bhopal hospital where he was receiving treatment after a brain stroke.

Popularly known as Bhaiya Raja, 67, Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment in May 2013 for raping, kidnapping and murdering his 20-year-old grandniece, who was a student of fashion designing. Her body was recovered from Ratanpur in Misrod in the outskirts of Bhopal in December 2009.

Bhaiya Raja had reportedly killed her after she threatened to make her repeated sexual exploitation at his hand public. She was reportedly pregnant too. Bhupendra Singh alias Halke, Pankaj Shukla, Ram Kishan and Abhimanyu Pathak were also arrested by the police along with Bhaiya Raja.

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Medical officer at Hamidia Hospital Dr KK Kaware said, "He had suffered brain haemorrhage and paralytic attack. He was in a critical condition. We gave him the best treatment but he could not survive."

Jail authorities said Bhaiya Raja's blood pressure started fluctuating on December 15 which led to uneasiness, following which he was rushed to the jail hospital where he fell unconscious. Later, he was referred to Hamidia Hospital as his condition deteriorated. He and his wife were also accused of abetting their maid servant Tijji Bai to commit suicide.

First Published: Dec 19, 2014 20:40 IST