Two unidentified assailants allegedly killed BSP leader and property dealer Haji Ashan and his nephew on Tuesday. Police said that the assailants fired bullets at the victims.
“Two unidentified men entered the office of Ahsan, hiding the weapon under the cover of a sweet box. When asked about details regarding them, the assailants started firing bullets,” said Lakshmi Niwas Mishra, Superintendent of Police (SP) City, Bijnor.
Property dispute is being prima facie seen as the reason behind the Haji’s murder, according to senior police officials.
“Both Ahsan and his nephew succumbed to the injuries during their treatment at the hospital,” said Mishra.
Police have registered a case against two unidentified persons and started the manhunt for the absconding assailants, said Mishra.
Further investigation in the incident is underway.
In another shocking incident, a 22-year-old pregnant woman succumbed to her injuries after allegedly being beaten by her maternal uncle and his wife in Vijayant Khand locality under Vibhuti Khand police area in Lucknow on Saturday night, said cops.
The deceased Aarti, a resident of Bahraich, lived with her husband Shubham in a shanty in Vijayant Khand. She was seven months pregnant, police said.
Shubham told the police that Aarti had an altercation with her uncle Hukum Singh and his wife Meenu. He alleged that the duo brutally thrashed Aarti after barging into their shanty when she was alone. Reportedly, the altercation took place because Hukum wanted Shubham to shift his eggs cart from the Vijay Khand over bridge so that he could station his cart there instead.
Shubham claimed that the duo fled when his neighbour informed him and the police about the incident. A police team reached the crime spot and took Aarti to Lohia hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
Shubham informed the police that before going to his shanty, Hukum had visited him at the Vijaypur underpass and objected to him putting up his egg stall there.