Union Minister's Son Arrested In Attempt To Murder Case
Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel's son was arrested on Tuesday in an attempt to murder case that left four people injured in a clash in Madhya Pradesh. Seven others have also been arrested in the matter while a BJP lawmaker's son is on the run.
Prabal Patel, 26, had allegedly led an attack in the state's Gotegaon Narsinghpur district along with the other accused. The minister's nephew, whose father is BJP lawmaker Jalam Singh Patel, has been charged but has not been arrested yet.
One of the victims, 50-year-old home guard Ishwar Rai, suffered severe head injuries and is stated to be critical at a hospital.
The incident happened when two men had an altercation with the union minister's son and his aides around midnight on Monday.
The minister's son, nephew and aides first assaulted the two men and then took them to the house of home guard Ishwar Rai. Ishwar Rai's son was previously close to Prabal Patel and Monu Patel, but then allegedly fell apart. They called out Mr Rai's son and attacked him with rods and a baseball bat. Seeing his son being attacked, the home guard came out, but was also beaten up brutally.
The accused also allegedly opened fire injuring one person.
Police has lodged a case under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 147, 48, 149 (rioting), kidnapping (365), 294 (abusive behaviour) and 427 of IPC against 20 people.