Don’t give political colour to crime: CM

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Sunday urged the opposition not to give political colour to two incidents of crime in which a total of nine persons from two unrelated families were found dead.

The killing of four people in a family in Khudmuda in Durg district last month and Saturday’s deaths — police claim these could be suicide — of five persons in Bathena also in Durg should not be seen from the same perspective, he said.

The deaths are upsetting and should not be given a political angle, Baghel said at Birgaon.

Former Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh commented on social media that the crime situation was difficult to believe in Chhattisgarh. The police have their hands tied while the criminals are running free. It is painful that crime incidents are rising.

Both the incidents took place in the Assembly constituency of Baghel. The BJP has increased its attacks on the government since Saturday, blaming lackadaisical policing for growing killings.

The Chief Minister said it is a matter of concern that the Khudmuda accused have not been arrested yet.

On Saturday, the police found the bodies of a 55-year-old man, his wife and their son and two daughters in Bathena village in Durg district. The police found five-page suicide note. While the father and son were hanging from the same rope, the ladies lay dead outside the house.