Lucknow: Two brothers strangled a 35-year-old lawyer in Lucknow for calling them impotent and passing obscene and derogatory remarks against their wives.
The police have arrested both the accused, identified Naveen and Praveen. A case has been registered against them under Section 304 of the IPC at the SGPGI POlice Station.
The young lawyer, Nitin Tiwari, was missing since Saturday night from his residence in Maqbool Ganj in Lucknow. His body was found in Maurawan Unnao district the next day.
According to the arrested brothers, Tiwari used to call them impotent and pass obscene and derogatory remarks against their wives when they were his neighbours in Maqboolganj area in Lucknow.
"When we tried to lodge a complaint against him, he threatened us to implicate them in fake cases using his influence,” the accused told the police.
The two brothers were so fed up with their harassment that they left the area to live in their new house in Telibagh near SGPGI. But this did not stop Tiwari to continue their harassment. He will often call them on mobile to tease them.
On March 27, the lawyer came to their house and started teasing again. When the two brothers objected, he started abusing them before their wives.
In a fit of rage, both brothers caught hold of him and strangled him with a wire. He then banged his head on the wall to ensure he was dead.
Later, they parked the deceased's Bullet motorcycle at Charbagh Railway station. With the help of their tenant, they took his body in a car to the Maurawan area in nearby Unnao district and threw it at a secluded place.
On a complaint of the lawyer’s brother, the police searched the call detail records of the deceased and zeroed on his last location at 92 B Sainik Nagar Telibagh. The police detained both brothers Naveen and Praveen for questioning. During interrogation, they admitted their crime.
The arrested brothers helped police recover lawyer’s mobike and tenant’s Maruti Wagon R, which was used to dispose of the body, from Charbagh Railway Station. Their tenant Deenbandhu is on the run after the arrest of the two brothers.