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BJP MLA, wife murdered, accused arrested

21 Oct, 2006 PTI

KHANDWA: BJP MLA and former Madhya Pradesh Minister Kishori Lal Verma and his wife were allegedly stabbed to death by a local contractor on Saturday on the banks of Narmada river at Kedi Ghat, 65km from here.

Verma, who represented Pandahana constituency in the state Assembly had gone for a holy dip in the river near Omkareshwara along with his wife on the occasion of Diwali when they were attacked with a sharp-edged weapon by the construction contractor, witnesses said.

The accused has been arrested, police said adding a dispute over payment seemed to be behind the attack. Senior police officials rushed to the site soon after the incident and steps were being taken to ensure that no untoward incident took place in the area.

Verma was the state Education Minister during the then BJP government in early 1990s.