A woman and her daughter-in-law rained fatal blows on a patwari or land record official accused in the murder of her husband and son inside the court premises in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday, police said.
Sources said Monday evening that the older woman, in her 50s, and her daughter-in-law, in her 30s, had come to Ujjain district court for hearing of a case in which patwari Ramesh Nigam (in his 60s) was accused in the murders.
Nigam, a brother-in-law of the woman, was on bail in this case.
The women and the patwari started arguing and the two women took their sandals in their hands and started beating Nigam till he fell down and died. Police intervened and took the man to a doctor, who declared him dead.
Police said the incident is the outcome of long family dispute in which the patwari was an accused for killing the woman's husband and son.
"The patwari is brother of the woman's husband, whose name was Mahesh Nigam. Mahesh and his son were killed in March, 2011 and Ramesh was an accused. We have taken both women in custody and interrogation is going on," said Ujjain superintendent of police Rakesh Gupta.