Moradabad: A man in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad was allegedly stabbed to death by his elder brothers with scissors over a property dispute.
The police said the elder brothers, Shamshad and Naushad, had gone to meet the victim, Iqbal, to discuss a property-related issue and killed him after an argument.
Iqbal worked as a tailor and was stabbed to death with scissors kept nearby. A case has been registered against the absconding accused brothers.
Thakurdwara circle officer Anoop Singh said, “Iqbal was taken to the hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. Based on the complaint of the family, an FIR was lodged against the accused brothers under various IPC sections, including 302 (Punishment for murder). We have recovered blood-stained scissors from the crime scene.”
The body has been sent for postmortem. Iqbal got married about a year ago. He is survived by his wife Farah Anjum and his mother.
According to the victim’s family, after the death of the father about a year ago, there used to be frequent property disputes between the brothers, who later also went to the village head for resolution.
The family alleges that the decision regarding the property was taken on July 20, after which Shamshad and Naushad went to meet Iqbal on Monday night in this regard and in the subsequent argument, the elder brothers attacked Iqbal with scissors.
Police teams are searching for the accused brothers.
(With Agency Inputs)