Son of Congress leader, 3 others booked in murder case

The son of a late Congress leader and three others have been booked in the alleged murder of their friend following a brawl over some dispute while returning from Nepal, the police said here on Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 05, 2017, 20:29 PM IST

Bahraich: The son of a late Congress leader and three others have been booked in the alleged murder of their friend following a brawl over some dispute while returning from Nepal, the police said here on Tuesday.

Ashutosh alias Tinku, son of late Congress MLA Surendra Nath Awasthi alias Puttu Awasthi, and three others have been booked in the alleged murder of their friend Brijnandan Tewari alias Mantu, who was also a scribe and property dealer, a senior police official said.

According to police, the five friends had gone to Nepal on Sunday and while returning yesterday they had a brawl over some matter following which Brijnandan sustained serious injuries.

While three of the friends fled the scene leaving Mantu on the Bahraich-Nanpara road, the fourth one informed the police but he succumbed to injuries in hospital.

Additional SP Kamlesh Dixit said that an FIR has been lodged against the four, including Ashutosh, and investigations are on.

Ashutosh had contested the 2007 Assembly polls on the BSP ticket from Haidergarh seat.