January 11, 2009 1:09:22 am
A 70-year-old man was shot dead in the Achepur village of Rabupura area in Noida on Saturday. The police said Khacheda,a Dalit,was awarded a piece of land in 1967 in the village,over which a widowed relative was staking her claim. On Friday night,when Khacheda was overseeing construction on the plot,the widow,along with some family members,started fighting with him. The police were informed and the matter was settled after they intervened. But he was shot later in the night,around 2 am. Khacheda was taken to a hospital in Bulandshahr,where he succumbed to his injuries, the Rabupura police said.
His son,Rakesh Kumar,has alleged that Khacheda was murdered for property. Two villagers,Harikesh Bhati and Rajkumar Bhati,have been detained for interrogation.
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