Com. Jony Tiru, Secretary of Namkum (West) Local Committee, Ranchi had to pay with his life for courageously and relentlessly waging a fight against the land mafia in the region. He was brutally murdered by hoodlums. Comrade Tiru was also the Secretary of Sodag Gram Sabha. The Gram Pradhan of Sodag,  Kailash Khoya, was also assassinated.
Hundreds of people joined the protest march held by the Ranchi District Committee on July 18. CPI(M) Polit Bureau Member Brinda Karat met the wives of Tiru and Khoya, Narmi Premika Tidu and Fulmani Kyoya.