India: Father, son shot dead in Agra over a goat

Agra: A minor dispute with a neighbour over a goat resulted in the death of a father and son in a village in Agra district.

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Basauni police station officials said after the twin murders on Friday, the accused has been absconding.

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Villagers of Pura Shiv Lal of Bah tehsil told the police that a goat belonging to Bheekam Singh entered the house of Gyani.

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Someone hit the goat with a stick, breaking its leg, which infuriated the family members of the goat owner. Gyani fired his pistol at 20-year-old Jitendra and his father Bheekam. Both died on way to the hospital.

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Senior police officials reached the village in the evening and police forces from neighbouring thanas were deployed in the area.

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The atmosphere is tense in the village. The villagers still cannot understand how such a minor scuffle could escalate into a tragedy ruining a family.

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