Mystery shrouds the death of a 35-year-old woman who was found murdered inside her house in Meerut.
The woman had bullet injury marks and the incident came to light when some neighbours heard the cries of the 7-year-old daughter of the victim.
According to police, when neighbors first entered the house, they saw the woman's body lying in a pool of blood and her daughter wrapped around her mother's body.
Superintendent of Police (City) Vineet Bhatnagar said that Saima (35), a resident of Shyamnagar in Lisadigate area, was shot in the head by an unidentified person. He further said that when there was no sound from the house, the neighbors went inside the house and saw that Saima had died. Also her seven-year-old daughter Layba was sleeping in her lap. Not only this, the woman’s body was covered with a sheet.
Saima was married in 2014 with Shahzad, a resident of Sadiq Nagar and they got divorced about two years ago. Since then Saima was living on rent in a two-storey house in Shyamnagar.
According to Bhatnagar, prima facie it appears that some acquaintance may have killed Saima. He said that two people residing in the house had been taken into custody and interrogated. He said that the police were taking further action in the matter and the body was sent for autopsy.
Meanwhile in Sonbhadra, a 35-year-old Army jawan was killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in the Brahmnagar area of the district.
Additional Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar said, "The jawan was on leave and got fatally injured in the firing at the function. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead."
"Yadav was currently posted in Jammu and had returned to his village on leave a couple of days ago," Kumar said.
The body was sent for post-mortem and investigations are underway to identify the accused.
Police are yet to identify the person who fired the shot. The cops are scanning the video footage of the function for any breakthrough.
Meanwhile, seven persons were killed in three separate accidents reported since Tuesday night.
In Basti, a pickup truck coming from Dumariyaganj, collided with a motorcycle coming from the opposite direction at Dubauli stop located in Sohna police station area on Basti-Dumariyaganj road on Tuesday night.
Reports said that Sarwan Kumar (25) and Sunil Kumar (25) both brothers residing in Asanhara, were going to Mahuara village of Siddharthnagar district on Tuesday night with their brother-in-law Rajkumar (24), a resident of Santram, Latia police station area of Bhawaniganj in Siddharthnagar by a motorcycle. They were going to attend a feast organised at a relative's place after the mundan ceremony.
As soon as the trio reached near the Dubauli halt, a pickup coming from Dumariyaganj rammed into a roadside tree and hit the motorcycle. The pickup driver, Kedarnath Chaudhary of Rajabazar police station area in Old Basti was seriously injured. Bike riders Sarwan, Sunil and Rajkumar also suffered serious injuries.
Police outpost in-charge Asanhara Ramdev, who reached the spot after getting information from passers-by, took the four injured to community health centre in Bewa, Siddharthnagar, where the doctor pronounced Sarvan dead. Sunil Kumar died during treatment at the district hospital in Basti while Rajkumar died on the way from Basti to Gorakhpur.
In Sultanpur, on the Ayodhya-Prayagraj National Highway in Tatia Nagar of Gosaiganj police station area of the district, three students riding a motorcycle were hit by a Roadways bus coming from the opposite direction. While two youths died, the third was critically injured and referred to the KGMU Trauma Centre Lucknow.
The three motorcycle-borne youths were going from the city to KNI College in Faridipur on Wednesday morning. As they reached Tatiya Nagar, the speeding Roadways bus hit the motorcycle.
The deceased students were identified as Rajeshwar Singh (23) of Saifabad police station in Basti and Shivakant Singh (23), from Bahela in Jaunpur. The injured was identified as Kuldeep Yadav.
In another mishap in Kannauj, a DCM hit motorcycle riders going to attend a wedding ceremony, killing both of them.
According to the reports, Vivek Kumar (21) of Gura village under Kotwali police station in Auraiya and his friend Niloj Kumar (25) were going to Ruppur village on motorcycle to attend a friend's wedding on Tuesday night. As they reached near the expressway underpass on the Saurikh-Bidhuna road, the speeding DCM hit their motorcycle, killing both of them.