May 21, 2018, 10:29 PM

Shanti Nagar Police in Nagpur, on Sunday, arrested 24 family members for murdering a man and seriously injuring his brother over the latter’s love affair.

On Saturday, at around 9:30 pm, Vicky alias Kiran Digambar Meshram (25) and his elder brother Nikhil Meshram (29) were attacked by 24 people owning to an old love affair of Vicky with a girl named Pinky Solanki. The attackers first threw chilly powder in the eyes of Vicky and Nikhil and then attacked the duo with swords, wooden sticks and axes. Both Vicky and Nikhil were severely hit on their heads. While the incident left Vicky critical, Nikhil died after the beating. Vicky is undergoing treatment at Mayo Hospital and Government Medical Hospital.

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Shanti Nagar Police, on the basis of a complaint filed by Nikhil’s wife Priyanka Meshram (24), has booked the 24 accused for the crime. Those who have been booked include: Pinky Solanki, Shankar Solanki, Deva Solanki, Pravin Solanki, Suraj Rathore, Ramesh Solanki, Ishu Solanki, Mina (Ramesh’s sister), Nikhat (Mina’s son), Rohit Salad, Rahul Salad, Vijay Chauhan, S Lakhani, Gita (Ramesh’s sister), Maya Solanki, Rajuri (Shankar’s sister), Poonam (Shankar’s daughter) and Guddi (Shankar’s sister) along with other family members. A case has been registered against all accused under sections 143, 144, 147, 148, 149, 302, 307 and 324 of the Indian Penal code and other relevant sections of different Acts.

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