A tempo driver was battered to death by three drunk youth after his vehicle collided with their motorcycle in Pandeyganj locality in Wazirganj. The assailants fled after committing the crime.
Wazirganj police station incharge AS Pundir said the incident took place when the victim, Jabbar of Rajendra Nagar, was passing through the market area around 7pm.
“Jabbar’s tempo hit the motorcycle parked on the roadside in front of a liquor shop. A spat ensued and the youths attacked him. He slumped to the road with head injury and succumbed before locals could rush him to the hospital,” he said.
Pundir said the locals ascertained the identity of three youths as Annu, Anna and Bhaiyyu, all residents of Pandeyganj. “The trio has been missing after the incident. Raids are on to track them after registering an FIR of murder in the matter,” he said.