Muzaffarnagar, May 7 (PTI) A farmer was tied to a tree and shot at in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district allegedly over some money dispute, police said.Also Read - Bihar, Jharkhand, UP Poorest States In India: NITI Aayog's Poverty Index

The farmer, 45-year-old Lokesh Kumar was shot at yesterday in Kutub Garh village in Shamli. He was shifted to a hospital in serious condition, they said. Also Read - New Covid Variant: Uttar Pradesh Sounds Alert, Issues Fresh Guidelines For Foreign Returnees | Deets Inside

Police have registered a case against four people — Rajesh, Dhiman, Rajkumar and one unidentified person who went absconding. Also Read - Mathura Girl Raped in Moving Car on Way Back From Agra; 1 Arrested, Another Absconding

The victim’s son, in his complaint, alleged that the four miscreants opened fire on Kumar after tying him to a tree.

Police suspect past enmity and monetary dispute behind the incident.

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