Patna: A 35-year-old drunk man killed two persons, including his elder brother, and seriously injured his sister in-law in Bhagwanpur police station area in Kaimur district, around 180km southwest of Patna, late on Tuesday night.
Police said Chhotan Pandey attacked his elder brother Ramchandra Pandey, 45, with a sharp-edged weapon following an altercation over a property dispute. When his wife Parvati Devi, 40, came to Ramchandra’s rescue, Chhotan attacked her, too, with the same weapon.
While Ramchandra died on the spot, Parvati was admitted to a Varanasi hospital in a serious condition. While fleeing, Chhotan came across Jurawan Sah, 55, a neighbour, and attacked him in the neck, causing grievous injuries. Sah succumbed to his injuries on the way to Bhabua sadar hospital. Residents told the police that Chhotan was drunk. He abused some residents who tried to stop him.
Bhagwanpur police station house officer (SHO) Ravikant Singh said on Wednesday that two persons died in the attack and another suffered injuries. The accused was mentally unsound and is absconding. The bodies of the dead were handed over to their relatives after post-mortem on Wednesday.
In her statement to the police, Parvati said Chhotan was angry with his elder brother over his reluctance to allow him to sell the ancestral property. On Tuesday night, Chhotan quarreled over the issue and killed his brother. Subsequently, an FIR was lodged against Chhotan with the Bhagwanpur police station.
“Raids are underway to arrest the offender. It is being ascertained if he was mentally sound or committed the crime under influence of liquor as alleged by some residents. There have been reports of frequent clashes between Chhotan and his elder brother,” the SHO told The Telegraph over phone.
“Everyone in the village knows Chhotan was an alcoholic getting his supply from bootleggers,” said a resident. “Bootlegging is rampant in remote areas,” said Kamlesh Kumar, a resident of Bhabua.
Courtesy: The Telegraph