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Mother-son Shot Dead Outside Their House in Meerut, Murder Caught on Tape

A screen grab from the CCTV footage showing the murder of an elderly woman in Meerut. (Qazi Faraz Ahmed)

A screen grab from the CCTV footage showing the murder of an elderly woman in Meerut. (Qazi Faraz Ahmed)

The CCTV footage of the incident showing three men shooting the elderly woman has gone viral.

Lucknow: A mother and son were shot dead by three miscreants outside their house in Meerut.

The double murder was recorded by the CCTV camera installed outside the house of the victims in Sorkha Village of Partapur locality in Meerut.

The CCTV footage of the incident showing three men shooting the elderly woman has gone viral.

Culprits reloaded their weapons thrice and made sure that lady was dead before leaving the crime scene.

The deceased woman and his son were witness in the murder of her husband and had been under pressure to withdraw from the case. They were scheduled to appear in court to testify in the case.

Video of the incident shows the elderly woman lying on a charpoy outside her house with another elderly woman, when three men surround her. The other woman walks away as three start shooting. They fired nine shots at the elderly woman. The CCTV footage shows the woman struggling until the culprits fire last three shots in her head from point blank range and then fleeing.

The situation was tense in Meerut as the news of the double murder spread and the CCTV footage of went viral. ADG Meerut Zone Prashant Kumar has said that the culprits have been identified and no one will be spared. The culprits will be arrested soon.

CM Yogi Adityanath had called a high-level meeting and summoned key police officials for a meeting over increasing crime incidents on Tuesday.

Speaking to News18, Senior BJP Leader Laxmikant Vajpayee said that the criminals are having a good time and its high time that responsible officials should be punished. "Encounters are useful when they establish fear of police in criminals, but currently criminals are having a good time due to laxity of some officials. Such officials should be punished immediately," he said.

first published:January 24, 2018, 20:56 IST