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Cop kills brother, sister-in-law in J&K, surrenders

india Updated: Sep 18, 2008 13:59 IST

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A policeman has shot dead his brother and sister-in-law over a property dispute and later surrendered to police in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mohmmad Ashraf, a driver in the police department, took out his single barrel 12-bore gun and shot his brother, 44-year-old Mohmmad Aslam -- a property dealer in Lodana village on the outskirts of Udhampur city on Wenesday night, police said.

Ashraf fired two rounds from his gun after some altercation over land dispute and the victim died on the spot, they said adding that he also fired at his 40-year-old sister-in-law Shakeela who rushed to the place along with her daughter Rukhsana after hearing the news.

Shakeela also died on the spot. The incident had created panic in the village.

Ashraf later surrendered to the police along with the gun and eight live cartridges, police said adding the couple left behind 13-year old daughter Rukhsana and 6-year-old son Bakko.

Police have registered a case started investigations. Ashraf, who is constable driver posted in Doda district, had come home on leave.

There was old land dispute between two brothers, police said.