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Som Raj, missing BJP leader’s body found hanging from a tree with blood marks, SIT formed

The body of BJP leader Somraj was found hanging from a tree in Hiranagar, Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir. He was missing for three days. Police has formed SIT to investigate the matter. Along with this, a board of 4 doctors has been constituted for the post-mortem. Kathua SSP RC Kotwal said that the investigation is going on.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Jammu: In yet another suicide incident that came to fore from Jammu and Kashmir, the body of BJP leader Som Raj was found hanging from a tree in Kathua district. Kathua SSP RC Kotwal said that the incident took place in Hiranagar. SIT has been formed. A 4-member board of doctors has been formed for the post-mortem. FIR will be registered, investigation is going on. We will investigate the cause of death.

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The villagers found the body hanging from a tree, after which the police were informed. It is said that there were blood stains on the body. According to the police, Som Raj was missing for the last 3 days, but the family had not lodged any complaint. The family has alleged that he was murdered. He demanded justice from the government.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh tweeted, “Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of our old colleague and senior BJP leader Shri Som Raj (Soma) in Hiranagar, Kathua district. May God rest his soul. After receiving this news, many BJP leaders reached Som Raj’s residence and demanded an inquiry into the matter of his death.

This is not the first time that a BJP leader has been targeted in Jammu and Kashmir. According to media reports, over 23 BJP leaders and workers have been killed in the Valley over the last two years.

Another incident in Kathua
Another incident has also happened in Kathua’s Billawar. Here an SPO killed his wife. SSP RC Kotwal said that an unfortunate incident has happened in Bilawar. Here one of our SPOs killed his wife. An FIR has been registered against him. A special investigation team has been constituted under SDPO Billawar. The accused has not been arrested yet. He is absconding after the murder. Further investigation is on.

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