Briefly Nation: Retd teacher gunned down in Bihar

Retd teacher gunned down in Bihar

MUZAFFARPUR: A retired school teacher along with three members of his family were gunned down by armed criminals here on Tuesday night, the police said. Preliminary inquiry indicates the murders have been motivated by old land dispute, police sources said. The criminals barged into the house of Shiv Shankar Singh and gunned down Singh, his wife, daughter and another woman. No arrests have been made so far.

'Honour killing': Girl strangled in UP

BALRAMPUR: In a suspected case of honour killing, a girl was allegedly strangulated to death by her family members here, a police source said. Nandini (16) and Aman (20) who were in a relationship went missing last Thursday. Later they were traced and handed over to their respective families. While it is being suspected Nandini was strangulated on Monday, Aman was also found hanging from a ceiling fan in his house.

3 booked in Punjab for death of unborn child

PHAGWARA: Three persons of a family have been booked for allegedly causing death of a 'quick' unborn child by thrashing the mother, the police said on Wednesday. The victim complained that she was kicked in the abdomen by her husband and thrashed by her in-laws for dowry on October 15. A 'quick' child is a foetus that moves inside the mother's womb.

Maharashtra sarpanch shot by Naxals

GADCHIROLI: A village sarpanch was shot dead by a group of naxals here on Tuesday night, the police said. Narayan Shankar Sirangi (37) was dragged out of his residence at Tekda Motla village by a gang of unidentified naxals and taken to Somanpalli road, where they shot him dead. Though the cause behind the killing is not known yet, sources said Sirangi was eliminated for his alleged involvement in corrupt practices.

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