A journalist and his brother were allegedly shot dead during a fight between two families in Madhonagar area of UP’s Saharanpur district on Sunday, police said.
The dead journalist has been identified as Ashish, who worked for a Hindi daily. His brother’s name was Ashutosh.
Superintendent of Police (City) Vineet Bhatnagar said, “As per the information we have, two families living opposite each other got involved in a quarrel regarding throwing of cow dung. After a while, they started fighting with sticks. Some person believed to be from the other family shot Ashish and his brother.”
He added, “Both were admitted to a hospital where they succumbed to injuries. We are conducting further investigation in the matter.”
A relative of the journalist has claimed that the accused belong to a family that runs a liquor business.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the next of the family of those killed in the alleged incident.
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