An Indian politician reportedly has been arrested and charged with murder after a journalist covering his alleged corruption was burned alive.
Jagendra Singh was set on fire by police and men sent to his house by Uttar Pradesh dairy development minister Ram Murti Verma on June 1, Singh’s family claimed Tuesday, according to the Times of India.
“They had a heated argument with my father, caught hold of him, poured petrol over his body and set him on fire,” Raghvendra Singh told the newspaper. Singh died from his injuries on Monday and authorities have now filed charges against Verma and four other men.
But police have denied any wrongdoing and claim that Singh tried to commit suicide.
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