In some dispute, two persons attending the birthday party of a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA in Madhya Pradesh's Damoh'l district have been killed, police said on Saturday.
The incident took place around 10 pm on Friday at Banwar village under Nohata police station area, Damoh Superintendent of Police Hemant Chouhan said.
As per reports, initial investigation on the matter revealed one of the deceased Jogendra Singh (30) died of a gunshot while another deceased Arvind Jain was beaten to death by some persons with stones and sticks.
Attackers have not been identified so far and further investigation was underway, reports mentioned. According to sources in police, Jabera MLA Dharmendra Singh Lodhi was not present at the bash when the incident occurred.
Sources said Jain was a representative of the MLA at the function while Singh was a guest teacher. On the other hand, Damoh district Congress president Ajay Tandon accused the police of failure in maintaining the law and order.
"The incident occurred in the birthday party of BJP MLA Dharmendra Singh Lodhi at a time when the district is under high security due to the arrival of President Ram Nath Kovind," Tandon said.