Oct 11, 2020
Meerut: A 65-year-old former irrigation department employee was shot dead by four persons supposedly because his son had married a woman from another caste. The incident occurred in Khurja town of Bulandshahr, late on Friday. The deceased suffered three bullet wounds.
According to his wife, the assailants not only killed him, but also threw him into the bushes near the house. Police sources said that deceased Netrpal Singh’s son, Nitin, a bank employee, had married a woman outside his caste. And the latter’s family was not happy with the development.
Police have filed an FIR against four, including the woman’s father and brother. Notably, the victim’s family had apprised the chowki in-charge of a possible attack on the family, but he took the warning lightly. The SSP has suspended chowki in-charge and a constable.
Bulandshahr SSP Santosh Kumar Singh said, “The couple – in their mid-20s – are educated and chose to get married. The newly wedded bride had come to Netrapal’s house only three days ago. The woman’s father had also conveyed to Nitin’s family that there was no ill will. But, on Friday evening, the woman’s family killed him. Four persons have been named and efforts are on to arrest them.”