Fish vendor killed for harassing woman

A 38-year-old fish vendor was stabbed to death for allegedly misbehaving with a woman in DJ Halli on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Zaraar, a resident of Roshan Nagar, the police said. Zaraar was hacked to death at his house by the woman's brothers Mohammed Isaq, Mohammed Ghouse and Sadiq; her husband Rizwan; and relatives Syed Ahmed and Salman around 4.30 am. All the accused were arrested within hours of the murder.

According to the police, a few days ago, there was a tiff between the woman and Zaraar over a trivial issue, following which he used to come drunk and harass her.

On Tuesday night, too, he approached the woman in an inebriated state when she was alone and abused her. She told her husband and brothers about the incident. Unable to bear Zaraar's constant harassment, the accused barged into his house and hacked him to death in the early hours of Wednesday.

Earlier, both the families were close as they lived in the same neighbourhood.

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