Elderly woman beaten to death by drunk Holi revellers

60-year-old woman beaten to death by drunk Holi revellers in Uttar Pradesh

The woman was attacked after she asked the culprits not to drink outside her house

Five members of the woman's family were also injured when they tried to intervene. Credit: iStock Photo

Drunk Holi revellers allegedly beat a 60-year-old woman to death in Uttar Pradesh's Eatawah town after she asked them not to drink outside her house.

According to the police sources, the victim was attacked with bricks and sticks by seven people, who were in an inebriated state, in Mewati Tola locality in the town on Monday evening.

The woman, who sustained serious injuries on her head, face and arms, was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead, sources said.

Police officials said that the seven accused hailed from the victim's neighbourhood and were drinking liquor outside the residence of the old woman. They were enraged when she objected to it and asked them to go elsewhere.

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Five members of the woman's family were also injured when they tried to intervene and save her from the attackers, sources said.

One of the alleged culprits was arrested, while the others managed to flee from the spot after perpetrating the crime, police said adding that a case was registered in this regard and efforts were on to nab the remaining.

Meanwhile, seven people, mostly youngsters, were drowned while taking bath in rivers after celebrating Holi in different parts of the state on Monday. While five youths were drowned in Gandak river in Deoria district, two others drowned in the Ganga in Fatehpur district, police sources said.

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