New Delhi: In an unfortunate incident, a 32-year-old lawyer was on Wednesday night beaten to death by five miscreants in the Damodar Nagar area in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. As per updates from the police, miscreants beat up lawyer Shishir Tripathi with bricks, rods and stones. Also Read - Security breach at Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's Public Meeting in Lucknow | Watch Video
Police further updated that one of the accused Vinayak Thakur, who is also a lawyer, has been arrested and four other accused persons were absconding. Also Read - Just Bizarre! Lucknow Man Attacks Vendor, Bites His Left Ear Off After Being Denied 'Free Paan'
During the preliminary investigations, the police stated that personal enmity was the motive behind the crime in the city.
“Vinayak Thakur, and the other accused Monu Tiwari, were involved in property dealing with the deceased. A dispute between them led to the murder. Vinayak and his accomplices accosted Shishir on Tuesday night and after heated arguments, they attacked him till he was dead,” a police official told news agency IANS.
A protest march to express solidarity was organised in Lucknow as soon as the news of the lawyer’s murder was across the state. During the protest march, the lawyers demanded immediate arrest of the accused and compensation for the family.
As per the latest updates, deceased lawyer Shishir Tripathi’s family will get Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia from the district administration, Rs 50,000 each from Lucknow Bar Association and Central Bar Association.
Police stated that a case has been registered in this regard. Moreover, one police personnel suspended for the negligence. As per latest updates, police raids are happening at 45 locations to nab the other four accused in the incident.