CRPF trooper kills man over land dispute



Lucknow: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot dead his neighbour over a land row in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh district, police said on Friday.

Hari Shankar Shukla, 30, killed 50-year-old Ram Samujh Thursday with a licensed rifle of his father in Shukulpur village, some 150 km from here.

"Investigations reveal Shukla killed Ram Samujh in the presence of several villagers after heated arguments over land," Inspector Ram Autar Verma told reporters in Pratapgarh. Shukla is on the run.

IANS