Anil Yadav was allegedly beaten to death over rivalry for canvassing to contest in the panchayat election in Uttar Pradesh.
Suudhir Kumar Singh, Azamgarh superintendent, said Anil "worked in a weaving unit in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and was staying here for the past few weeks with a motive to contest panchayat polls." On March 29, Anil and Ranvijay argued after consuming alcohol during a feast. Ranvijay and his supporters allegedly forced Anil not to contest. The altercation turned physical, and Anil sustained a head injury and died. Ranvijay has been arrested, an FIR has been filed on Ranvijay and at least eight others, the superintendent added.