23-year-old youth working at Bal Bhawan murdered over Rs 8 thousand

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Father-son duo arrested; gun with expired license seized

STATE TIMES NEWS

JAMMU: A 23-year-old youth was on Thursday shot dead by his friend in Patel Nagar area of Kathua district.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua, Shailendra Mishra said that the incident took place around 11:40 AM when a youth was shot at in Patel Nagar area, and was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead.
The victim has been identified as Sanjeev Kumar Sharma, son of Vijay Kumar Sharma, resident of Patel Nagar, working in Social Welfare Department at Bal Ashram Kathua.

SSP Mishra further added that the prime accused identified as Bhanu Partap Singh, son of Surat Singh of Patel Nagar has been arrested and a single barrel 12-bore rifle used in the crime has also been seized.
“Rifle was on the name of Surat Singh, father of the accused Bhanu Partap Singh,” SSP added. He informed that Surat Singh has also been arrested as misuse of weapon took place in the incident.
“Prima facie, it came to fore that there was some confrontation between duo over return of Rs 8,000 and in fit of anger, Bhanu Partap Singh fired at Sanjeev Kumar,” SSP further said. Sources informed that the license of weapon issued in favour of Vijay Kumar got expired last year.

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