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Lucknow: Two Brothers Thrashed & Killed Over Old Enmity

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| October 4 , 2018 , 15:21 IST

In a sensational double murder, two brothers were shot dead after being thrashed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow late on Wednesday. The prime accused was also nabbed by the Uttar Pradesh.

The deceased are identified as Imran and Armaan. The victims were travelling when their vehicle was stopped by the criminals who opened fire at the two brothers in the middle of the road. The police have detained four people in connection with the double murders.

Family members of the deceased told the media that the two brothers were beaten up with cane and rods for more than 30 minutes before being shot dead. The family alleged they were continually trying to seek help from the police control room, but their calls remained unanswered.

Superintendent of Police (SP), Lucknow, Kalanidhi Naithani tol the media that preliminary investigations suggest that the two groups had an old rivalry. The senior officer said, "We are investigating the matter and will soon trace the murderers,"

According to media reports, the CCTV footage of the incident helped the police nab the main accused in the case. In the CCTV footage, the accused is reportedly seen shooting at the brothers and fleeing away on his motorcycle. The accused is identified as Sahil alias Chotu, he also has past criminal records.