Army jawan killed for opposing harassment of colleague’s wife
BAREILLY: An Army jawan was allegedly shot dead by a person in full public view in a market in the Cantonment area here after the former opposed the sexual harassment of a fellow Army man’s wife.
Lance Naik Anil Kumar was shot at about 1pm at BI Bazaar by Dhruv Chaudhary. Both are residents of Kori Mohalla in Sadar Bazaar of the Cantonment’s civil area. Anil was rushed to the military hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
According to police officers, Dhruv’s brother Rajesh had passed lewd remarks on a woman, who is the wife of an Army subedar who Anil knew well. Cantonment police station in-charge inspector Vijay Pal told TOI, “The subedar was transferred to Arunachal Pradesh recently while his family lives here in rental accommodations. A week ago, his wife was buying groceries when Rajesh passed lewd comments on her. She informed her husband over the phone about this.”
Pal added: “The subedar told Anil about the incident. Two days ago Anil reached Rajesh’s house but he was not there. Today, around 1 pm, Anil went to Rajesh’s house again and warned him not to harass the woman. Rajesh informed his brother on the phone. Anil was halfway back home when Dhruv spotted him in the market. Dhruv confronted the Army man, abused him and shot him twice,” Pal added.
Superintendent of police RS Sajwan said: “After the murder, Dhruv arrived at Kotwali police station to surrender. We have recovered a country made pistol from him.” Police lodged an FIR against Dhruv under sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempted murder) of IPC on the complaint filed by Subedar Rajesh Kumar of Jat Regiment Centre.
Anil was a native of Khatima in Uttarakhand. He is survived by two children studying in class III and VI, and his wife, who live in Khatima. After the murder, all shops in the market downed shutters.
Citizen Speaking-4 hours ago
An Army Jawan who defends the honor of the whole country was shot in broad day light saving honor of a lady what are the people doing then ?
desi canuk-Canada-3 hours ago
Hang the murderer of our brave jawan.Dhruv
is guilty of murder in the first degree.His brother Rajesh is guilty of aiding and abetting and should get life term with hard labour in Siachen.JAI JAWAN.
Malaikallan N-Malappuram-3 hours ago
Don’t let that Rajeesh survive.
Manohar Sharma-3 hours ago
Punish the guilty severely.
Bculas-2 hours ago
Seize all properties of the accused and his brother. They should be left to beg on the streets and never to be let into any household. Death sentence for both brothers.
Ravendra-26 mins ago
you see how confident is the criminal who after killing surrendered himself because he knows how impotent our judicial is. he knows that he will be out on bail and case will linger on for decades till he die natural death. during this period he will commit more crime and more bails. Mera Bharat Mahan. Jai Hind.
A Singh-3 hours ago
In a state like UP such things are not unusual irrespective of the Govt that rules.