Dispute over water tap installation results in one death in Old City area of Lucknow

Dispute over installing a water tap led to the death of a betel shop owner in the Bazarkhala area of Old City on Monday. The police lodged a case against five neighbours and booked them for culpable homicide not amounting to murder. Enraged over the police action, the family members of the deceased blocked road by keeping the dead body and demanded that the accused be booked for murder as was stated in the FIR application.
According to Bazarkhala police station in charge Anil Singh, on Sunday night, betel shop owner Chandrakishore’s wife entered into a dispute with neighbouring Phoolkali over installing of water tap in front of the house. Both insisted that water tap be installed in front of their house. Increasing argument resulted in Chandrakishore also jumping in the dispute. He was followed by Phoolkali’s daughter and sons joining the heated discussion.
The situation turned for worse when the two parties began exchanging blows. The clash resulted in Chandrakishore losing consciousness and felling on the ground. Seeing this, Phoolkali and her family fled the spot while family members of Chandrakishore rushed him to trauma centre, where he succumbed to his internal injuries on Monday.
After the post-mortem examination, Chandrakishore’s family members put his body on Ever Ready Crossing and demand arrest of the accused and that they should be booked in a case of murder. On receiving the information, the Bazarkhala police also reached the spot and pacified the mob. The police assured them of justice.
The police have until now booked Phoolkali, her daughter Sudha and sons Chhotu and Ashish in a case of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

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