New Delhi: Popularity of Indian Premier League (IPL) has inspired many to organise local cricket leagues in different parts of India.
Following that trend, a cricket league was also organised in a town called Jarara, near Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.
But Jarara Premier League (JPL), faced tragic incident on May 28, when a casual umpiring decision during a match, proved costly.
As reported by Times of India, during the match between Jarara and Bariki, umpire Raj Kumar called for a no ball at the crucial moment of the match. A player from the bowling team named Sandeep Pal was quite dejected with the decision and asked the umpire to change it. But even as the umpire refused changing his decision, Pal threatened to kill him.
On the very next day, May 29, Pal met Kumar’s sister Pooja and her three friends. He offered cold drinks spiked with poison in order to take revenge with the umpire. Since Pooja and her friends knew Pal, they did not suspect him and accepted the drinks and after few moments, Kumar’s sister collapsed and died.
Her friends are currently battling for life at the hospital.