Congress protests MP lawmaker's murder, blames opposition

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Gwalior, Apr 14 (ANI): The Congress party on Tuesday called for a shutdown in Bhind and Datia districts of Madhya Pradesh to protest the murder of lawmaker Makhan Singh Jatav the previous night.

Congress leaders are blaming the opposition for the murder and have demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry in the matter.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, however, has urged the party not to politicise the killing.

Jatav, who represented the Gohad Assembly, was shot in the head by an unidentified assailant while returning from Cheheta village in Bhind District.He had gone there to address an election rally.

He was declared brought dead at the hospital.

Arvind Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Chambal, said: "He was sitting in the rear when some people came to talk to him. One of them shot the MLA from close range. By the time the police arrived, they fled."

Meanwhile, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed grief over the Jatav's death.

Scindia, who is contesting from the Shivpuri constituency in the state, said that all efforts would be taken to nab the assailants.

"My heart goes out to the family of the deceased. For the first time, such a sad incident has occurred in the area and we must condemn the act. I have talked to the DGP (Director General of Police) and have asked him to investigate the matter and to bring the perpetrators of this crime to book. Justice must be served to the family of the deceased," said Scindia. (ANI)

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