Mob kills 5 of family in revenge for murder of UP village strongmantext_fields
Deoria/New Delhi: A mob killed five members of a family avenging the death of another man in Uttar Pradesh today.
The murders were taken place over a long-standing property dispute between village strongman Prem Yadav, and Satyaprakash Dubey in Deoria district, official said.
Prem Yadav had gone to Satyaprakash Dubey's early this morning to settle their rivalry.
Yadav was talking to Dubey, when a woman attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon.
After news of Yadav’s death spread in the village, his supporters stormed into Dubey’s house and killed him and five members of the family.
‘Besides 54-year-old Dubey, his wife Kiran Dubey, daughters Saloni, and Nandani and son Gandhi were killed in the attack,’ police said.
As the situation remains tense in the village, heavy forces have been deployed, police said.
‘Two persons have been arrested so far and a probe has been launched,’ officials reportedly said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed police to thoroughly investigate the incident and take action agains the guilty.
He has asked the district officials to provide all possible assistance to the affected families.