Man murders brother, pregnant sister-in-law over land disputeJune 16th, 2009 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 16 (IANS) A man in an Uttar Pradesh village Tuesday killed three of his relatives, including his pregnant sister-in-law, over a land dispute, police said.
Ram Awtar barged into his brother’s home in Mankipurwa village in Kanpur Dehat (rural) district, and attacked his brother, his pregnant sister-in-law and nephew with an axe, killing all three, additional superintendent of police (Kanpur Dehat) Kamleshwari Devi told IANS over telephone.
An intensive search operation has been launched to arrest Awtar, who is absconding, she added.
In a complaint with the police, Awatar’s mother, who was present in the house at the time of the attack, said he had a dispute with his elder brother Ram Prasad over the ownership of a plot of land in the village.
Kanpur Dehat is about 140 km from Lucknow.