8 arrested after gruesome murder of Indian politician

NEW DELHI: Eight people were arrested in India on Saturday in connection with the murder of a politician who fought for the rights of lower caste Indians, police said. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) state chief K. Armstrong was hacked to death with machetes and sickles near his home in the southern city of Chennai on Friday night. Six men on motorcycles attacked Armstrong while he was “talking to friends and supporters” near his home in the Tamil Nadu state capital, the Indian Express newspaper reported.

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