Bihar: After murder in personal dispute, mob kills wife and nephew, torches vehicles and house


By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: A mob in Adharpur area of Bihar’s Samastipur district torched vehicles, houses and killed the wife of local mukhiya, Mohammad Husnain, after he shot dead his neighbour Shrawan Kumar over a petty dispute.


No arrest has been made yet. A police contingent, including Bihar Military Police personnel, has been deployed in the area, police sources said.

Hindustan Times reported that Shrawan’s family members were busy preparing for a wedding function to be held in the evening and were draining out the water after incessant rain. Husnain protested, which led to an altercation. Suddenly, he whipped out his pistol and fired two rounds at Shrawan, who was declared brought dead at the Sadar Hospital.

After that, Locals attacked Husnain’s house and torched two vehicles. They also thrashed three of his family members, including his wife Munawwar Khatoon (35), uncle Noor Alam (60) and nephew Mohammad Anwar. After much struggle, the police brought the situation under control.

Samastipur superintendent of police M S Dhillon said Khatoon died on the way to hospital while Anwar and Alam had been referred to Darbhanga Medical College and Hospital (DMCH).

Dhillon added that the mob also burnt a customer service point run by the deputy mukhiya in the area.


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