Brothers Trio In UP Held For Killing Mother, Daughter

Sultanpur: Sultanpur police have arrested three brothers for the alleged murder of a woman and her 21-year-old daughter.

The three brothers have been identified as Irfan (tent house owner), Sadan and Shehzad. The deceased have been identified as Shakuntala, 40, along with her daughter Vijay Laxmi.

According to reports, Shakuntala’s husband is a vegetable vendor and he did not have money to fulfil her daily needs.

Later, Irfan became friendly with the woman and started spending a lot of money on her. Then he met her 21-year-old daughter and asked the mother to let her be with him. The daughter turned down his proposal and this strained the relationship between the mother and Irfan.

On June 29, Irfan along with his two brothers entered the residence of the woman while her husband was away and asked Sadan to stand guard outside.

During interrogation, Irfan revealed that he tried to persuade Shakuntala to get me married to Vijay Laxmi and even agreed to pay for her studies and pamper her with all the luxuries, but she was defiant. Upset at the rejection, he demanded all my money back from Shakuntala which led to a brawl. In a fit of rage, he slit Shakuntala.s neck. Thereafter, killed her daughter as she began screaming.

Following this, the police arrested the accused on the basis of the complaint. The cops also recovered a machete used in the murder.

Further investigation is underway in this regard, police said.

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