In a gruesome incident a 25-year-old man murdered the father of a teenaged girl over an eve teasing row and later, in retaliation, the man was lynched by girl’s family members at Jawli area of Loni in Ghaziabad on Wednesday afternoon.
It was around 1 pm the girl’s school got over, when Sushil Gujar accosted her in a nearby street and started teasing her.
After the girl reached home she narrated the incident to her 52-year-old father Satish Gujar who went ahead to Sushil’s house to confront him as these eve-teasing incidents had with her had become a routine affair.
“When girl’s father reached Sushil’s residence, he came out with country-made weapons and shot the old man from a point-blank range. Upon hearing the shots, girl’s relative and other family members arrived and later killed Satish with bricks and rods,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) Dharmendra Singh told Hindustan Times.
Sources said that Sushil arrived out of his house with two country-made weapons in his hands and later fired a shot over girl’s relatives when they arrived.
Both the families were neighbours. A senior police officer said that Sushil frequently indulged in eve-teasing and passed comments on the minor girl which also led to enmity between the two families.
“Sushil is also a wanted criminal and was involved in a robbery case. Girl’s family also lodged FIR against him and that led to enmity between the two families. We spoke to girl’s family and her brother told that Sushil frequently indulged in eve-teasing that led his sister suffer,” SSP added.
The girl’s family denied the lynching incident.
“He was following the girl frequently and hurled remarks over her. When we tried to pacify him, he did not pay heed to our objections. We also lodged a case against him,” alleged the girl’s cousin.
Injured Satish was rushed to GTB hospital but succumbed to his injuries mid-way due to gun-shot injuries while Sushil succumbed to his injuries after the mob lynched him near the scene of the crime outside his house.
Sources added that a panchayat was held at Jawli around a year back when girl’s family lodged a protest against the eve-teasing incident but Sushil apologised then.
However, he continued his eve-teasing acts later.