2 hacked to death over rivalry between families in Nawanshahr

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nawanshahr
  • Updated: Nov 24, 2014 00:10 IST

Angry over the alleged insulting comments made repeatedly against his sister, a youth along with eight others killed two persons, including a woman, in Behram town of Nawanshahr early Sunday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Janga (43), a resident of Buraj Kandhari and Maango (35) of Barh Majra.Two others who came to the rescue of the deceased were injured in the attack. They have been identified as Bakka and Makhu. The victims were attacked around 2 am.

Janga worked as a milkman along with other members of his family. The police have booked Mushtaq (25), a resident of Buraj Kandhari, while his accomplices are yet to be identified.

Reports said Mushtaq had eloped in July with Janga’s daughter who was from his first marriage. The two were traced after a few weeks. The girl’s family complained against Mushtaq at Chamba with their community leaders who called a mahapanchayat.

After hearing the case, the mahapanchayat imposed a fine of `1.3 lakh on Mushtaq and issued him a warning.In August, a boy belonging to the deceased’s families eloped with Mushtaq’s sister and the two were also traced later.

Mushtaq also filed a complaint with community leaders and requested for mahapanchayat, but nothing happened.The deceased’s family members started taunting him that they will take away his sister again and nobody would marry her due to stigma, reports said.

Annoyed over this, Mushtaq lesson along with eight others hatched a plan to teach them a lesson. On Sunday morning, they barged into Janga’s house in Burj Kandhari village and attacked them with wooden sticks. Then they went to Janga’s cousin Maango’s house and repeatedly hit her with sticks.

After hearing the screams, the villagers gathered outside the houses and informed the police. The accused managed to flee from the spot.The Behram police led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP-Banga) Sarbjit Singh Bahia reached the spot and took the victim’s bodies to the civil hospital. Their bodies were handed over to their families after post-mortem examination and later cremated.

DSP Bahia said the police have registered a case against Mushtaq and eight others under various sections of the IIPC.

“Teams have been formed to nab the accused. The accused will be arrested soon,” he added.

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