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In wake of BJP leader's murder, here's a look at the recent political murders

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 6:58pm IST | Agency: Zee Research Group

Tension increases in Uttar Pradesh within a gap of two days, another BJP leader Omveer Singh was shot down to death in Muzaffarnagar today. The murder took place in Meerapur area where the 40-year-old was shot dead by two gunmen on motorcycle. On Saturday night, 35-year-old Dadri-based BJP leader Vijay Pandit was shot dead. 

Zee Research Group (ZRG) study of political murders during past few years however, suggested a different story. As per the data compiled by National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), between 2008 and 2012 only seven political murders took place. Moreover, the overall number of political murder instances have also come down.

 

Political Murders between 2008 and 2012 (India)


Year

Political Murders

2008

103

2009

190

2010

124

2011

147

2012

120

Source: NCRB

Exhibit2 : Political Murders in key states between 2008 and 2012






State

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Bihar

16

24

24

32

32

Madhya Pradesh

1

13

19

13

28

Jharkhand

8

19

9

8

4

West Bengal

9

50

38

38

22

Andhra Pradesh

22

59

5

33

2

UP

1

1

1

2

2

Source: NCRB




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