A gaggle of agitated ladies in Modinagar’s Khindora village allegedly torched a newly opened liquor vend in their locality on Friday night. Excise division officers mentioned the ladies have been agitated after two suspects arrested in a latest murder case of a 70-year-old man had consumed liquor from the identical store and resorted to arson.
Police mentioned native residents have been opposing the opening of the liquor store close to their village and the latest murder triggered Friday’s incident, which noticed at the very least 35 cartons of liquor being destroyed.
Officers of the district excise division mentioned the store received a licence to function in June this yr.
“The mob additionally included the family members of the aged man who was murdered. The suspects of the murder had consumed liquor from the identical store. So, the ladies of the deceased’s family together with others torched the store and likewise looted ₹18,000 from the store. The proprietor of the store has lodged a police criticism in this regard,” mentioned RK Singh, district excise officer.
“The store just isn’t situated in a residential space and was opened in accordance with norms. It serves county liquor,” Singh added.
The murder sufferer Sant Ram, who resided in Khindora, had gone lacking on August 6, and his physique was recovered the identical day. Police arrested two suspects, recognized as Tinku Tyagi, (31), and Mohit Tyagi, (23), the very subsequent day for allegedly strangulating him in order to put palms on his cash.
Police mentioned the duo had requested the sufferer to purchase cattle from close by Gyaspur and later strangulated him after pondering that the sufferer should be carrying substantial amount of money with him. Nevertheless, they might discover solely ₹1,000. Police recovered the piece of material used for the murder and ₹400 from the 2 suspects, who’re additionally residents of Khindora.
Liquor store supervisor Pankaj Kumar Tyagi mentioned about 15-20 ladies together with some males requested him to close the store on Friday night.
“They have been agitated and requested me to close the store. There have been some males together with the ladies they usually assaulted me. Additionally they set the store on hearth and took away my cell phone and likewise ₹18,000 money. I’ve given a police criticism,” Tyagi added.
The deputy commissioner of police (rural), Vivek Chandra Yadav mentioned, “Throughout interrogation, the 2 suspects mentioned they’d consumed liquor a number of instances on the day of the murder. This was confirmed by different native residents as effectively. They have been aggrieved that the store was opened close to their locality and likewise barely 200-300 metres away from a temple and a college. Primarily, the ladies have been agitated after opening of the store and the murder case proved a set off level. We’re investigating the incident”.
Police mentioned that they’ve registered an FIR beneath Part 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily inflicting harm), 336 (act endangering life or private security of others) and 392 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) towards the arsonists at Niwari police station.