UP: Army man gunned down over makeshift road construction outside house [Representative image]| Photo credit: iStock Images

Highlights

  • The incident took place on Sunday afternoon in the village of Budhsaini in the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The army man was held captive and killed by the accused, police said.

Meerut: A feud over the construction of a makeshift road in the Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh resulted in the death of an army member on Sunday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as Ramkumar Yadav (40) aka Babloo, who served at army headquarters in the nation’s capital. He had gone on leave with his parents. He was reportedly shot dead by a neighbor with whom his father was in conflict over the construction of a makeshift road in front of their house in the village of Budhsaini. The accused neighbor has been identified as Surendra Sharma.

According to a report published by Indian Express, a panchayat meeting was called on Sunday morning to discuss the matter. “The panchayat negotiated a truce between the two sides, but later Sharma asked Ramkumar to accompany him to his home, where he was held captive and shot,” the report said citing Baghpat SP Neeraj Kumar Jadaun .

In another incident, a woman allegedly murdered her underage daughter in the Chaubeypur area of ​​the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, apparently after learning that the latter – who was in a relationship with a local man of a different caste – was got pregnant. The son of the woman in question encouraged the crime. The mother-son duo and the alleged lover of the now-deceased minor were arrested by police on Friday last week.

In another case, a 47-year-old man was arrested for allegedly murdering his 80-year-old father by smashing his head with a grindstone in Rajgurunagar, Pune district, Maharashtra on December 6. According to reports, the arrested person, identified as Shekhar Borhaade, committed the crime after learning that his father, Shankar Rambhau Borhaade, wanted to remarry.


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