Five held over cow shelter owner’s death

The Gurgaon Police <g data-gr-id="39">have</g> booked five men for allegedly murdering a <g data-gr-id="33">cow-shelter</g> owner on Wednesday night. Out of the five accused, two are the deceased’s nephews, Moni and Johny and another friend, identified as Ankur, were involved in the crime. According to information received, the killers wanted to seek revenge from the deceased’s for their mother’s murder.

The incident took place at the deceased’s cowshed on Basai Road. An FIR has been filed against the five accused, including the two nephews and his friend Ankur. 

The deceased, Sandeep Kataria (32), ran a cowshed for rescued cattle near Basai village. He was actively involved in cattle rescue operations in the city and was also the member of the Gau Rakshak Association.

Sources revealed that there had been a family rivalry between Kataria and his nephew. It was believed that Kataria’ sister-in-law was murdered around a decade ago and the nephew believed that their mother was killed by Kataria. Since then, there had been bad blood between the two families.
It is also believed that another lady from the same family had died a few years ago and was a victim of this rivalry.

It came to light that the nephew wanted to take revenge of his mother’s death and so planned Kataria’s murder. Five men reached the cowshed at around 8 pm on Wednesday. The gang shot him thrice one on each shoulder, forehead and chest respectively while Kataria was talking on the phone. His employees found him lying in a pool of blood and immediately informed the police. 

Teams from Sector 10 police station and crime unit IV reached the spot. Kataria was rushed to Medanta Medicity hospital in a PCR van. However, he was declared brought dead. The cops recovered three bullet shells from the spot. There are no witnesses to the incident, however, according to statements recorded by the police, it has been established that the murder was committed to <g data-gr-id="44">seek</g> revenge. 

The police have booked the five accused under Sections 302 (murder), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly guilty of <g data-gr-id="46">offence</g> committed in prosecution of common), 25-54-59 Arms Act.
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