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Gadaria gang guns down Gurjar youth

The twenty-two-year-old Avtar Singh Gurjar had gone to nearby forests with three friends for grazing cattle on Thursday when six dacoits of the gang surrounded them and asked the youth to serve them milk, police said.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2006 12:27 IST
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DACOITS OF Rambabu Gadaria gang allegedly shot dead a youth Avtar Singh Gurjar to avenge death of a gang member. The dacoits suspected that their gang member was killed by the police on the information provided by Avtar Singh’s relative.

The twenty-two-year-old Avtar Singh Gurjar had gone to nearby forests with three friends for grazing cattle on Thursday when six dacoits of the gang surrounded them and asked the youth to serve them milk, police said.

After drinking milk, the dacoits enquired from the four youths about their family background and the name of their village. On hearing about Avtar Singh’s background, they immediately sprayed bullets on him when they heard his brother-in-law’s name and that of the village.

The gang members, however, did not harm the remaining three youths and sent them back with a threatening letter, police said.

Sub-divisional officer of police (SDOP) Rakesh Sagar said Rambabu’s brother Gopal was killed in an encounter in 2002 on an information provided by Avtar’s brother-in-law and since then the gang had been looking for an opportunity to take revenge. The killing has triggered terror in the area.

Member of Legislative Assembly Hari Ballabh Shukla led members of Gurjar community in staging a road blockade on Agra-Mumbai road Friday in protest against the incident.

First Published: Feb 11, 2006 12:27 IST