Sonepat: 18-year-old boy shot dead over old family rivalry
An 18-year-old boy was fired at 10 times on Thursday as he was waiting at a Sonepat government school for his sister who was writing her Class 10 exam. Rajesh Singh was killed by the same assailants who had also murdered his elder brother five months ago over family rivalry, reported Hindustan Times. Rajesh was a witness in his brother's murder case. Here's more.
No arrests despite police presence at the crime site
Four men in a white sedan opened fire at Rajesh, killing him at the spot. His friend Saavan Kumar, who was sitting next to him at the time, also suffered a bullet wound in his stomach. Rushed immediately to a hospital, his condition is reportedly stable now. However, despite police being present at the crime site (courtesy board exams), the killers couldn't be arrested.
Villagers identify two of the four murderers
Villagers of Madina who witnessed the murder identified two of the four killers as Seeta and Pawan of their own village. Notably, the two were booked along with nine others in October 2017 for their alleged involvement Rakesh's (Rajesh's elder brother) murder. Eight were arrested then but they were absconding, inspector Veer Bhan of a local police station told HT.
Rajesh's family block Rohtak-Panipat national highway; police lathicharges, books them
Angry over losing another son, Rajesh's family took his body to the Rohtak-Panipat national highway and staged a protest, demanding quick probe. But the police lathicharged to open the way and booked Rajesh's father and 25 others for blocking the highway and attempt to murder, claiming the protestors tried to kill them. Fourteen of them, including Rajesh's father, were arrested on Friday.