A 52-year-old man from Jamidarpara area of Berhampore was killed by one of his relatives following a family feud.
The incident had triggered tension in the area. A police picket has been set up in the area to check any untoward incident. Police have arrested the accused for his alleged involvement in the murder of the middle-aged man.
Police said that the victim Alauddin Seikh engaged in a quarrel with his brother-in-law Raju Seikh on late Wednesday night.
The situation turned violent within a few moments when the accused Raju pushed him to the ground.
When the victim fell on the ground, the accused allegedly kicked him on his chest and abdomen. The local people also told the police that the accused hit the victim with a brick due to which the victim’s face was partially disfigured.
Some local people rushed to the spot when they came to know about the incident. They took him to the Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital but he was later shifted to a hospital in Kolkata as his condition deteriorated.
On Thursday morning, the victim succumbed to his injuries.
As soon as the news of his death reached his house, the local people caught the accused and beat him up.
The accused also received some injuries after being subjected to public beating. Police reached the spot and arrested the accused.
Police said that accused used to beat up his wife against which the victim had raised a protest. But this did not go down well with the accused and they started to quarrel.
Police have started interrogating the accused. The local people said that the victim was a nice person and he had no rivalry with anyone.
Police are also investigating whether there was any rivalry between the two persons.
The investigating officials believe that without any personal grudge, no one kills a person in such a manner in common incidents.
The way the crime was conducted is making the investigating officers believe that the accused were earlier involved in a quarrel. Police are looking into all possible angles behind the murder of the victim.
Some of the victim’s family members and the local residents are being interrogated in this connection.