UP Scribe, Brother Shot Dead over Dispute on Dumping Cow Dung; CM Yogi Announces Ex-gratia
Dainik Jagran journalist, Ashish, and his brother Ashutosh, were shot dead by Mahipal inside their house. Mahipal owns a dairy in the city Kotwali area and his people were dumping cow dung near the victims' house.
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Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh): A journalist and his brother were shot dead on Sunday by their neighbour, following a dispute over dumping of cow dung near their house.
Dainik Jagran journalist, Ashish, and his brother Ashutosh, were shot dead by Mahipal inside their house.
Mahipal owns a dairy in the city Kotwali area and his people were dumping cow dung near the victims' house. Heavy deployment of police has been made in the area following the incident. Ashish had recently joined the Hindi daily.
The accused is absconding, DIG Upendra Agarwal said, adding that police teams have been set up to nab Mahipal.
Reacting to the development, CM Yogi Adityanath's office asked the district administration to take stern action against the accused, and announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each for the kin of the deceased.
मुख्यमंत्री श्री @myogiadityanath ने दिवंगत आत्मा की शांति की कामना करते हुए शोक संतप्त परिजनों के प्रति अपनी संवेदना व्यक्त की है। साथ ही #UPCM ने मृतकों के परिजनों को 5-5 लाख रुपये की आर्थिक सहायता दिए जाने की घोषणा भी की है।— CM Office, GoUP (@CMOfficeUP) August 18, 2019
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