Bhiwani twin murders: Khaps seek jobs for victims’ kin

While the Haryana police has failed to nab Kolbir, who was allegedly involved in shooting two brothers dead in Bhiwani's Bond Kalan village on November 14, the Khap panchayats of seven villages on Wednesday held a meeting in the same village and appealed to the villagers to deposit unauthorised weapons if possessed by them. The representatives of 12 villages shall also be meeting Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and demanding government jobs for the kin of the brothers, Rajender and Kuldeep.

Subedar Ranjit Singh, a member of the Khap panchayats, said, "We have decided on certain points. If villagers possess illegal arms or ammunitions, they should deposit it with the police. Officials are free to conduct a house-to-house search and book violators. Kolbir, who is absconding for over two weeks now must be arrested by November 30. We have also told the police that they are free to detain anybody from the village for questioning, if they suspect anyone of harbouring Kolbir. A delegation of villagers shall also be meeting Hooda and demanding that the sons of both the deceased be accommodated on suitable government jobs".

Kolbir, a resident of the same village, and his five brothers were booked by the Haryana police for allegedly killing Kuldeep and Rajender over a petty issue. While the police had arrested Kolbir's four brothers, he and one of his brothers are absconding.

The murder of the brothers had led to violence in Bhiwani's Bond Kalan village, where agitated villagers went on a rampage and torched the village's police station and even set over dozen vehicles on fire. Nearly half a dozen police personnel sustained severe injuries during the attack by villagers.

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