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BSF trooper kills father, brother in UP

A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper Friday shot dead his father and brother over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh\'s Bhagpat district, police said.

Published: 06th July 2012 03:37 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th July 2012 03:41 PM   |  A+A-

Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper Friday shot dead his father and brother over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Bhagpat district, police said.

Bhagpat is 500 km from here.

The shooting took place Friday afternoon at Saroorpur village, when Praveen got engaged in a verbal spat with his father and other brothers on the division of his ancestral property.

In a fit of rage, Praveen whipped out his revolver and started firing at his father, brother and other relatives. The 62-year-old father, Ishwar, and his son Manoj died on the spot.

"The trooper escaped and is on the run. We are on a lookout for him," said Baghpat Superintendent of Police (SP) Virendra Kumar Shekhar.

The BSF trooper had come home on a month's leave 20 days ago.

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