75-yr-old objects after being given less ration, beaten to death

A 75-year-old woman was beaten to death here allegedly by a fair price shop owner after she objected to being given less ration, police said today.

The incident took place last evening at Firazabad village.

The police have registered a case against three people, including the shop's owner Naseem, on a complaint by the woman's son, Bhura, Circle Officer (CO) Md Rizwan said.

The other accused in the case are Shamim and Janu. Nobody has been arrested yet, he said.

The woman, Aasi, had gone to bring ration from the fair price shop and she objected to being given less ration. The accused confronted her and she was beaten to death by them, according to the FIR.

Tension prevailed in the village following the incident and people refused to hand over the body to police for several hours.

The body was later sent for post-mortem, the officer said.

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