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Uttar Pradesh: 53-year-old doctor beaten to death in Sultanpur over land dispute, probe on to nab accused

The doctor had purchased a land parcel located behind a Saraswati Shishu Mandir and there was commotion over it every day.

Arushi Jaiswal Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi Sultanpur Published on: September 24, 2023 7:52 IST
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A 53-year-old doctor posted at a community health centre was allegedly beaten to death by some people over a land dispute in the Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh, said the police. Dr Ghanshyam Tripathi, who was posted in the Jaisinghpur Community Health Centre, was beaten to death in the Kotwali area on Saturday evening. The police are conducting an investigation into the matter and have sent the body for a post-mortem examination.

Police conduct raids to arrest accused

Superintendent of Police (SP) Somen Burma said that the accused will be arrested soon. He said that several teams, including the city police, are conducting raids to arrest the culprits. 

Dr. Tripathi's wife, Nisha Tripathi, alleged that some people who live in Narayanpur killed her husband over a land dispute. “My husband came to the house in the evening, took Rs 3,000 from me and said it was for a person making a map. He left the house after having some snacks before returning after some time on a rickshaw in an injured state,” she said.

Administration should take strict action

According to Nisha, her husband informed her that he was attacked by Jagdish Narayan Singh's son, a resident of Narayanpur. Dr Tripathi was taken to the district hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries. The deceased's wife said that there was a dispute over a piece of land behind the Saraswati Shishu Mandir . 

Upon receiving information about the incident, BJP District President Dr. R.A. Verma and former MLA Devmani Dubey reached the district hospital. Former legislator Dev Mani Dwivedi said that the administration should take strict action on such a heinous incident.

SP Barma said the perpetrators will be arrested soon. Teams have been formed to nab the accused, he added. 

(With PTI inputs)

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