Around three months ago, during a cricket match in a colony park near Barola village of Noida, Gulshan Singh (20) had been asked to fetch the cricket ball. Singh’s refusal had allegedly led to an argument between him and two brothers — Umesh (21) and Yogesh Sharma (17).
According to police, on Monday evening, Singh felt that Umesh had tried to irk him. Hours later, bodies of the two brothers were found lying in a pool of blood next to a drain near Singh’s residence. While narrating the turn of events that led to the murders, SP City Arun Kumar Singh said, “It was strange that two young men were murdered and no one in the vicinity, none of the neighbours were in a position to say anything about the reason behind it. Even the family members were not in a position to say anything. But this is what we found after questioning the arrested persons, as well as the family.”
While Singh and his father Om Kumar have been arrested, his elder brother and mother are yet to be arrested, police said. “During questioning, the accused told us that there was an argument during a cricket match. No one imagined that this tussle will take such a turn. There had been no police complaint in the incident. None of the accused persons have any previous police records,” the SP City said.
Singh told police that he had given a motorcycle to his father and was walking back when Umesh hit him on the shoulder. “He claimed that when he objected, he was verbally abused and threatened. Around 5-7 minutes later, the brothers reached his house. He claimed he was scared after being threatened by them, and attacked them with a knife. One of the victims was fatally injured. While fleeing, the other victim fell and Singh attacked him with the same knife,” the officer alleged.