Man kills brother over property feud

Victim worked for AAP, culprit missing

A 47-year-old Aam Aadmi Party volunteer was shot dead by his younger brother over a property dispute in north-west Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy on Friday. The accused is absconding, police said.

It is double tragedy for the family as their mother had passed away 10 days ago.
The victim has been identified as Gulab Singh Sisodia, a wrestler who was also a property dealer, and lived in Mukundpur.

“He was declared brought dead at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds,” said a police officer.

Police said the family of five brothers had a dispute over the ancestral property in Mukundpur.

Before the incident, they had met to discuss their respective share and the division of the family’s property since their mother passed away.

The intervening period had been utilised solely to conduct her last rites and to conduct other religious ceremonies.

“The inheritance feud was mainly over a plot registered on the mother’s name and her post office account which had Rs 18 lakh. Younger brother Charan was unwilling to share either of these with Gulab or his other brothers,” the officer added.

The incident occurred when Gulab and his brothers met over drinks at the house on Friday evening.

“While having drinks, they discussed the matter and suddenly a violent confrontation was triggered between Gulab and Charan,” the officer added. 

Enraged, Charan then asked one of his domestic helps to fetch him a country-made pistol kept in the house.

He first fired a bullet in the air and then aimed one at his second eldest brother Gulab.
Tried to kill others

He also tried to shoot his other brothers, but they managed to escape unhurt.
Gulab sustained gunshot wounds in the stomach and chest. The other brothers rushed him to hospital, but he succumbed to the injuries.

Following the incident, Charan along with his wife and children left the house before police arrived.

A case of murder has been registered with Bhalswa Dairy police station and Gulab’s body was handed over to his family on Saturday.

Gulab was a local volunteer of the AAP since August 2013 and had participated in the party’s campaign for the state Assembly election in December and the general election in April.

MLAs Rajesh Garg and Sanjeev Jha visited Gulab’s house to express condolences.
Garg and other party workers have also demanded that the accused be arrested as soon as possible.

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