A Congress worker was allegedly killed by some unidentified men in Ghatkopar area of Mumbai, news agency ANI reported on Monday
An injured Dubey was taken to Rajawadi hospital but he did not survive. The incident took place near Asalpha area.
A police team took him to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, the official said.
Times Now has also been told by some investigating officers that Dubey had posted some ‘objectionable’ comments on Facebook and his rival had an objection on that. This could have possibly led to his murder, speculate some.
Manoj Dubey, a staunch Congress worker was murdered for his facebook post by BJP goons.
We strongly condemn such a coward act!
The culprits should be brought to justice.
Our deepest condolences to his family,
Congress party stands with his family at this hour of grief. pic.twitter.com/BcVhzZdtD0
— Maharashtra Congress (@INCMaharashtra) October 22, 2018
Asked about some media reports which said a political post he had written on social media could have led to the killing, the official stated that the exact reason for the attack was yet to be ascertained.
According to Maharashtra Times, Bhartiya Yuva Morcha activists have been arrested by the police on charges of killing Dubey after he shared a post against BJP and Bajrang Dal on Facebook.
Dubey’s relative told ANI, “He shared a post on Facebook that Congress will form govt in 2019 on which BJP & Bajrang Dal workers posted rude comments. The altercation led to a fight with swords in which he was killed.”
Mumbai: Congress worker Manoj Dubey allegedly killed in Ghatkopar last night. Relative says, “he shared a post on Facebook that Congress will form govt in 2019 on which BJP&Bajrang Dal workers posted rude comments.The altercation led to a fight with swords in which he was killed” pic.twitter.com/4VraCCVE0q
— ANI (@ANI) October 22, 2018
Dubey was a close associate of Congress MLA Naseem Khan. Reports also suggest that those who have been accused of killing him were known to him.
According to reports, the worker had a political rivalry with other party workers. Police are investigating the case at the moment!
With assembly elections due next year, the incident is expected to spark a fierce political debate between two of the biggest parties in the country.
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