A 40-year-old aide of an advocate was murdered in broad daylight by a youth on the premises of Vikas Bhawan at Manjhanpur in neighbouring Kaushambi Monday afternoon. The accused surrendered before the police.
After the incident,which took place around 1.30 pm,the advocates began agitating and also snatched a magazine from a Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) jawan. They disrupted a meeting of Khadi Gramodyog Minister Riaz Ahmed,who is the minister in-charge for Kaushambi. The situation was brought under control around 4 pm.
Superintendent of Police (Kaushambi),Shiv Shankar Singh,said: The victim,Santosh Shukla,used to live on rent in the house of an advocate,Idris,a resident of Manjhanpur. This afternoon,a youth,identified later as Monu (22),approached Santosh and attacked him with a chapad (sharp-edged weapon). Santosh was taken to the district hospital,where he died. Monu surrendered and was put under arrest.
Subsequently,the advocates began agitating on the issue of security and demanded that they be given arms licences for their protection.
Circle Officer (Manjhanpur) Sukh Sagar Shukla too was manhandled by the advocates.
When the PAC was called,the advocates continued to agitate and grappled with one of the jawans. The PAC has lodged a complaint about one of their magazines having gone amiss. A case will be registered, Singh said.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Monus father,Devideen Shukla,had gone missing two years ago. Devideens elder brother Sunder Shukla too had left his family and had gone to Jabalpur over 30 years ago. Santosh had come to Kaushambi few years ago,claiming to be Sunders son. However,Monu did not accept him as his cousin and the two were also involved in a civil litigation, Singh added.
He was apparently miffed at Santosh trying to claim his share in the ancestral property.