Ahmedabad: 2 murdered over property dispute in Sarkhej area

The police said Tausif Ahmed Bukhari and Mohammed Zahir Bukhari, residents of Astodia, were found murdered in Sarkhej-Fatewadi area near Narmada canal on Friday morning.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: April 23, 2016 6:10:10 am

Two youths were found murdered in Sarkhej area of Ahmedabad Friday morning, hours after violence over a disputed property. An FIR has been lodged in this connection against five persons from one family, and a mob of around 40 people.

The police said Tausif Ahmed Bukhari and Mohammed Zahir Bukhari, residents of Astodia, were found murdered in Sarkhej-Fatewadi area near Narmada canal on Friday morning. Their legs broken due to severe blows of wooden sticks, and there were multiple injuries on their bodies.

According to the FIR, the two were abducted from the disputed land near Vejalpur on Thursday night. The accused have been identified as Haribhai Chagan Bharwad, Laghrabhai, Navinbhai, Nanubhai, Samatbhai and a group of around 40 people. The accused and the complainant, Zeeshan Haider Mohammed Sajjad Bukhari, have been claiming ownership of the land.

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In the police complaint, Zeeshan Haider Mohammed Sajjad Bukhari said the land belongs to him, but the accused have been staking claim on it. He said that around two weeks ago, he posted a security guard identified as “Tiwari” to guard the plot.

Zeeshan was served a notice on Thursday night by a bailiff regarding a court commission. Police said that Zeeshan sent his brother Tausif and nephew Zahir to the plot.

When Zeeshan was on his way to the plot, he got a call that a group of around 40 men had gathered at the plot carrying weapons, three tractors and two earth movers.

According to the FIR, the accused abducted Tausif and Zahir and took them to an unknown place. On Friday around 8.30 am, police found their bodies along with their motorcycles.

ACP J D Jadeja said that “prima facie it seemed that the two were brutally beaten up with wooden sticks on their legs, which were severely broken and caused profound bleeding. However, the actual reason for the death can be confirmed only after the postmortem report.”

He said that five police teams have been formed to nab the accused.

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