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UP: Cornered cattle thieves fire at villagers, kill girl

An FIR against half-a-dozen unidentified men has been filed at Kotwali Dehat police station.

Cornered by villagers, a gang of cattle thieves fired indiscriminately killing a 20-year-old girl in Kotwali Dehat police station area of Etah district early on Friday.

SHO, Dehat Kotwali police station, Rajeshwar Tyagi, said the incident took place around 3 am when some cattle thieves were trying to steal buffaloes of a farmer, Hudi Lal, at Asrauli village. The farmer woke up and raised an alarm drawing attention of other villagers, he added.

“As the thieves saw people approaching, they ran to a truck parked about 100 metres away to take away the cattle.

Finding the villagers closing in, the thieves started firing indiscriminately. A bullet hit Hudi Lal’s daughter Yashoda, who was accompanying the crowd,” said Tyagi.

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In the commotion, the thieves managed to escape leaving the cattle behind. The bullet hit victim’s stomach who died of excessive bleeding.

An FIR against half-a-dozen unidentified men has been filed at Kotwali Dehat police station.

First published on: 12-11-2016 at 06:01:59 am
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