Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, on Tuesday, in an address, spoke over the beheading of an old man in a village in Darbhanga district of the state. Initial coverage claimed that the man was murdered by a mob for naming a chowk after Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kumar clarified that the murder was not committed over naming a square after PM Modi.
“Recently, in Darbhanga, there was a murder due to a land dispute. Someone started saying that murder happened because they made a chowk after Narendra Modiji. I asked DGP, he said no this murder was due to a land dispute,” said Kumar.
Kumar opined that a misleading statement made without proper investigation should not be published by the press.
“Want to request that if someone gives a statement without investigation, then it shouldn't be published. If someone goes and gives statements there whether he is of any party, it is wrong,” said Kumar.
Further, he went on the praise his government saying that he doesn’t worry about votes and is committed to people indiscriminately.
“We don't compromise with corruption in the same way we will never compromise with communalism. I cannot stand it. I don't worry about votes. My commitment is towards people whether they belong to any caste or religion,” said Kumar.
On March 16, a mob had beheaded an old man who was the father of a BJP worker.