Festivities turned into a tragedy when a man shot dead his nephew who tried to save his aunt from the ire of his uncle at Chaudhary locality in Kakori police station area on Tuesday.
According to Kakori police, Faiz alias Faizi (25) was a farmer and a resident of Chaudhary locality in Kakori police station area. His uncle Shafi Ahmed also resides in the same locality. On Tuesday, Shafi asked his wife Tarannum to cook jackfruit for him. However, Tarannum denied.
Enraged over this, Shafi began beating his wife black and blue. Faiz who was passing by heard the shriek of his aunt and went inside Shafi’s house. He tried to intervene in the dispute. Irked over Faiz’s intervention, Shafi went inside a room and brought a country-made pistol and shot at Faiz on his neck.
Bleeding profusely, Faiz fell on the ground. On hearing the gunshot, nearby residents rushed to the spot and informed the police which reached the spot and rushed Faiz to trauma centre. However, Faiz succumbed to his bullet injuries.
The police launched a search for Shafi. Interestingly, Shafi without anyone’s knowledge took shelter in his home. The police was able to trace him after two hours. The police arrested Shafi and recoverd the countrymade pistol from his possession. Pal of gloom descended at Faiz’s house after his death turning the mood of festivities with Eid falling on July 7 into a major tragedy.
Heavy police force was deployed in the village in anticipation of backlash. The situation is tense but under control, the police said.
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