January27 , 2022

Government Official, Wife Found Dead With Their Throats Slit In UP



Police subsequently reached the spot with the canine squad and fingerprint specialists. (Representational)


A 55-year-old Dalit authorities official and his spouse have been discovered murdered of their home in an Azamgarh village on Monday morning with their throats slit open with some sharp-edged weapon, police stated.

Nagina (55), working as a “lekhpal” (income file keeper) within the Consolidation Department in Mau district, and his spouse Nagina Devi, 52, have been murdered on late Sunday evening after they have been sleeping of their village residence at Tithaupur beneath the Tarwan police station space within the district, Azamgarh Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya stated.

Some unidentified miscreants had barged into the couple’s residence on late Sunday evening and killed them by slashing their throats by some sharp-edged weapon and left, Mr Arya stated.

The police got here to know of the double homicide on Monday morning on being knowledgeable by the victims’ neighbours, he stated.

Police subsequently reached the spot with the canine squad and fingerprint specialists and took the our bodies of their possession and despatched them for autopsy, stated the SP.

The useless Nagina was the eldest amongst three brothers and had three daughters, one in every of whom is married, police added.

The twin homicide of a Dalit couple in Azamgarh district happened inside days after 4 members of a scheduled caste household have been murdered of their village residence at Gohri beneath the Phaphamau police station in Prayagraj district on Wednesday evening.

The victims included a 50-year-old man and his spouse, 45, apart from their 16-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son. The family members of the members of the family who have been killed had alleged {that a} lingering land dispute between the victims and their neighbour, belonging to higher caste, was behind the a number of homicide.

Reacting sharply over the double homicide of the Dalit couple, BSP president Mayawati requested the state authorities to instantly examine the recurrence of such incidents and take stern motion in opposition to the responsible.

“It’s an extremely shocking, painful and commendable incident of the murder of a Dalit couple by the slashing of their throats in Azamgarh district within days after the Prayagraj killings. The government must immediately stop such atrocities on Dalits and take strict action against the culprits,” the BSP president stated in tweet.