Surat triple murder exposes ‘total lawlessness’ in Gujarat: Ahmad Patel

New Delhi: Training guns at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel over triple murder in Surat, Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Sunday said the incident exposed “total lawlessness” in the state.

“Surat triple murder once again highlights the terrible law &order situation in Gujarat. Under package of Gujarat Model lies total lawlessness,” Patel said in a tweet.

Patel’s comment came in the wake of the murder of three men, including VHP general secretary Pravin Togadia’s cousin, who were hacked to death after being attacked by six youths with sharp weapons in a builder’s office at Varachha in Surat late yesterday night.

While one of the victims was identified as Bharat Togadia, who is also a distant cousin of VHP leader Pravin Togadia, others were Balu Hirani and Ashok Patel.

Togadia and Hirani died on the spot while Ashok and Mahesh were shifted to hospital.

Ashok died during treatment at Surat Municipal Institute of Medical Education and Research (SMIMER) while Mahesh is admitted in a private hospital.

Meanwhile, the Gujarat Police have arrested three persons in this connection and are looking out for four more accused. Police suspect extortion money pertaining to a land deal in Amreli district could be a possible reason behind the triple murder. (ANI)