Muslim man and his wife have been beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur

Debjit Mukherjee: A Muslim man and his wife have been beaten to death in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur.

The reports said the couple were beaten to death with iron rods and sticks by their neighbours at Sitapur on Friday.

The police has arrested three persons in the case.

The murder was allegedly a result of an affair between the victim’s son and the daughter of one of the accused, the police has said.

The couple, Abbas and his wife Kamrul Nisha, died on the spot in the attack and all the accused fled from the spot.

Sitapur Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra said a few years back Abbas’s son had eloped with a girl from the neighbouring household.

A case was registered in this regard and Abbas’s son was sent to jail, it said.

“When Abbas’s son was released from jail a few days back, some members of the family planned the attack on the couple,” the above report quoted the police as having said.

“According to the villagers, the son of the deceased couple and Shaukat Rampal’s daughter Ruby had an affair. Shaukat had abducted Ruby in the year 2020. At that time, Ruby was a minor and after registering a case, the police sent Shaukat to jail. He again abducted and married Ruby in June,” the report said.

Police say that the three main accused have been arrest and a hunt is on for two more, it said.