Two members of a family were brutally murdered and two others critically injured when they lodged protest against a family whose young boy was allegedly harassing one of the victims' daughter in district Palwal late on Thursday evening.
The incident took place around 9 pm on Thursday in Harkholi village under Palwal Sadar police station when Layak Ram, his brothers son Naveen and two others visited house of one Bhop Lal in the same neighbourhood to lodge protest against their son Pankaj, allegedly harassing Layak Ram's daughter Bindu.
When the victims wanted to know why their son was harassing Bindu, the accused allegedly called other persons and attacked Layak Ram, Naveen and others with sharp edged weapons like khokri's, big knives etc, leaving two of them bleeding profusely. They were rushed to hospital in Faridabad where Layak Ram and Naveen were declared brought dead where as two others were seriously injured.
A large contingent of police force rushed to the spot. Police said that the incident occured as the accused accused the victims that they were trying to defame their son Pankaj who along with three other youth were reportedly harassing daughter of the deceased Layak Ram.
Police station Palwal Sadar registered case of murder against seventeen persons under sections 302, 148, 323, 324 etc of IPC late on Thursday night. The police launched a massive crackdown on the accused and till now five persons including Pankaj, his father Bhop Lal, Lal's wife Geeta and brother Pappu and one Suresh were arrested.
"Two persons lost their lives in the fight between two groups. We have registered case and five persons have been arrested till now", SP Palwal Anil Dhawan told Hindustan Times. Police said the bodies of Layak Ram and Naveen were handed to their families after post-mortem for last rites.