Killing of BSP Tamil Nadu chief: Mayawati's reaction Who was K Armstrong? | Latest News India

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Tamil Nadu president K Armstrong was strangled to death by a six-member gang near his residence in Chennai on Friday. BSP supremo Mayawati reacted strongly to the incident and said the Tamil Nadu government should “punish the culprits”.

K. Armstrong, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Tamil Nadu President;

The two-wheeler gang attacked former Chennai Corporation councilor Armstrong near his house in Perambur, seriously injuring him and fled. He died on the way to the hospital, police said, adding that they have launched a manhunt to trace and nab the suspects.

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The gruesome killing of Tamil Nadu State Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mr. K. Armstrong outside his house in Chennai is extremely sad and condemnable. A lawyer by profession, he was known as a strong Dalit voice in the state. The state government should punish the guilty,” Mayawati said in a post on X.

Who was BSP Tamil Nadu President K Armstrong?

  1. K. Armstrong completed his law degree from Venkateswara University, Tirupati and practiced law in the courts of Chennai.
  2. He first served as a corporation councilor in 2006 and became the president of the BSP's Tamil Nadu unit the following year.
  3. In the 2011 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, he contested from the Kolathur constituency, but did not win, but received considerable support.
  4. Throughout his career, he consistently advocated for the rights of Dalits and marginalized people.
  5. Although the BSP has no political presence in Chennai, Armstrong, a lawyer, was a popular Dalit voice.

10 special police teams were formed.

Chennai Police has formed 10 special teams to investigate K Armstrong's murder.

“On July 5, in the evening, when Armstrong (52 years), State President, Bahujan Samaj Party, Venugopal was standing in front of his house at Sami Koval Street, Perambur (K-1 Sambiyam PS limits), unknown persons stabbed him. Due to the attack, he was bleeding and the police then admitted him to Apollo Hospital with the help of passers-by who declared him brought dead,” Chennai Police said in a statement.

“In this regard, 10 special teams headed by Tr. Asra Garg IPS., Addl.COP (North) have been formed to trace the motive behind the murder and arrest the culprits. The special teams of their The search is on to arrest the culprits,” he added.

Opposition reaction

Meanwhile, AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami criticized the ruling DMK over the death of the BSP Tamil Nadu president and said that if such a leader is killed, law and order in the state will be disrupted. What is the point of criticizing.

In a post on X, Palaniswami said, “It is shocking and painful to learn that after BSP state president Armstrong was strangled to death. Criticizing the law and order situation during the DMK regime. How dare criminals kill?

“I request MK Stalin to give unimpeded assurances for Armstrong's peaceful final rights,” he added.

BJP spokesperson ANS Prasad demanded immediate arrest of the killers.

Prasad said, “Our BJP party leader has already pointed out that the law and order situation in Tamil Nadu is deteriorating many times. A Dalit leader has been killed today. Armstrong is a The National Party had young and active leaders,” said Prasad.

“We demand the Tamil Nadu government to ensure immediate arrest of the killers,” he added.

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