LUCKNOW: A shocking video footage has surfaced online showing three gunmen murdering an aged woman in broad daylight outside their house in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district on Wednesday morning.
The brutal murder of the woman was recorded by the CCTV camera installed outside their house in Meerut’s Sorkha village, police said. The recording is making rounds on the social media.
DG Meerut Zone Prashant Kumar said, “We have identified the persons behind the dual murder. The culprits will be arrested soon.”
“The woman’s husband was killed last year in 2016. The duo were witness to the murder. The two were scheduled to appear in court to testify in the case this week,” said a police officer posted in Meerut.
The assailants came on a motorcycle and after killing the two fled on foot, leaving behind their bike.
One can see in the video that two elderly women lying on cots. Three man with country-made pistol walks towards the elderly woman and open fire at her from a point blank range and one of the criminals reloaded their weapons thrice and pumped bullets in her face. The other woman walks away as three start shooting.
“The suspects had warned the woman and her son not to testify in the court, failing which they would be killed”, Says police.
Additional Director General of Police Anand Kumar said one of the accused had been arrested. Four policemen, including the Station House Officer of Partapur, had been suspended for “administrative lapses”.