A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was shot dead in mysterious circumstances in Meerut while a middle-aged man was battered to death by a kin over a land-related dispute in Bhadohi.
In Meerut, BSF jawan Sanjeev of Durveshpur area of Parikshitgarh (Meerut) had come to his native village for a week from his place of posting in Tripura last Monday.
On Tuesday evening, he along with his second wife Geetanjali went to his kin’s house in Narangpur. While returning, they stopped in the fields outside their village to pluck fresh gram leaves (chaney ke saag). However, an unknown youth approached them and had a tiff with Sanjeev over plucking of saag.
Geetanjali told the police that during the argument, the youth whipped out a country-made pistol and fired at Sanjeev, killing him on the spot.
The villagers later rushed Sanjeev to a hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Sanjeev’s family members suspected foul play in the narrative of Geetanjali. They told the police that Sanjeev’s first wife died a few years back and last year he had married Geetanjali.
The police sent the body for autopsy, registered a case and were verifying facts as put forward by Geetanjali.
Meanwhile in Bhadohi, Mahaveer Prajapati (50) was beaten to death by his nephews over a land dispute in Lalipur village on Wednesday.
The assailants, Shankar and Shiv Shankar, used hockey sticks to carry out the attack.
The body of the victim was sent for autopsy.
A case was registered and a search was on to nab the assailants.
Meanwhile, in a sensational incident in Sitapur, a 32-year-old woman was injured after her neighbours threw acid on her after an argument, on Wednesday.
Anita, who suffered minor injuries, was sent home after medical aid at the district hospital.
A case was registered against four people, who are absconding.