The accused Vikramaditya Singh Judeo is on the run after a case was registered against him and his two associates on the charge of attempting to kill the school director Barmeshwar Gupta.
Brother of local BJP MP Ranjvijay Singh, allegedly ran over his SUV on the victim due to a property dispute in Chhattisgarh's Jashpur district.
Vikramaditya is the younger brother of Ranvijay Singh Judeo, BJP's Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Jashpur. "After committing the offence, the accused are on the run and efforts are on to nab them," Jashpur Superintendent of Police GS Jayaswal said. [Raipur: BJP MP's brother runs his SUV over school director]
Five years ago, Vikramaditya was accused of two cases of abduction and keeping two minor children as slaves.
As per the preliminary probe, Barmeshwar Gupta (44) had bought a piece of land from Judeo's family and planned to construct a school on it. Judeo, along with his two associates, reached the plot in a vehicle today morning when Gupta was monitoring work there.
The accused allegedly misbehaved with Gupta claiming that the land belonged to his family which turned into a heated argument, Jayaswal said.
"Subsequently, Vikramaditya ran his vehicle over Gupta and fled the spot leaving him seriously injured," the SP said. Soon after the incident, locals informed the police and the injured was admitted to Jashpur district hospital from where he was shifted to Ranchi (Jharkhand) for further treatment, he said.
"The trio have been booked under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and other relevant sections of Indian Penal Code," the SP said.
The vehicle of the accused has been seized, he said, adding that efforts were on to arrest them. After the incident, locals staged a protest in front of Judeos' palace.
However, they were pacified by the police after which security forces were deployed in the region to prevent possible unrest.
(With inputs from PTI)