Seven members of a family have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly killing three men, related to the rapist of a five year old girl, a police officer said on Monday.
The three men were shot dead by the girl's father and other family members in Leharpur locality of Sitapur district, about 90 km from Lucknow, on Saturday. Those killed were the father and two brothers of rape accused Pramod, who is lodged in a Sitapur jail.
"While five people, including the girl's father Guddu Shukla were arrested on Sunday night, two others were nabbed on Monday morning," police inspector Subhash Chandra Tripathi told IANS by telephone.
He said two country made pistols, used in the killing, have been recovered from Shukla.
"Efforts are on to nab two more members of the family involved in the triple murder," Tripathi added.
The family members wanted to take revenge against the rapist, a police officer said.