Lucknow: In a shocking incident, a 75-year-old woman was beaten to death in Muzaffarnagar, allegedly by a fair price shop owner, after she objected to being given less ration.
According to police reports, the incident took place on Friday evening in Firazabad village.
The woman, Aasi, had gone to bring ration from the fair price shop and she objected to being given less ration. The shop owner confronted her and she was beaten to death by him and his men.
The police have registered a case against three people, including the shop owner Naseem, on a complaint by the woman’s son, Bhura.
Circle Officer (CO) Mohd Rizwan said that the two other accused in the case are Shamim and Janu. No arrests have yet been made.
Tension prevailed in the village following the incident and the local people refused to hand over the body to police for several hours. The body was later sent for post mortem.