A 31-year-old man was allegedly stabbed to death by his elder brother during a scuffle over some issue in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The incident happened late Sunday night when Lehar and Chamail Singh were drinking liquor at their Sadi village residence.
A quarrel broke out between them which took an ugly turn when Lehar took out a knife and stabbed his brother to death before fleeing the scene, the police official said.
In this regard FIR no 173/2021 U/S 302 IPC is registered at Police Station Reasi and investigation set in.
The body was handed over to the family for last rites after the completion of legal formalities late Monday afternoon, he said.
Police team led by DySP Hqtrs Reasi alongwith FSL unit & photographer of Reasi Police reached at the Scene of Crime after tracking uphill more than two hours.
On enquiring about the accused, it was found that accused Lehar Singh fled away from the spot after commission of crime.
Sh Shailender Singh Senior Superintendent of Police sensing the gravity of crime, constituted special teams to apprehend the absconding criminal. Simultaneous raids were conducted in Bhomag, Shajroo-Mahore, Samba Gagwal, Kathua during day as well as night hours.
After hectic efforts team of Reasi Police succeeded in nabbing accused Lehar Singh from Kote-Hiranagar when he was trying to escape to Punjab.
Hard core Lehar Singh has Criminal record of killing his own first cousin Bansi Lal S/O Bhai Nath R/O Sarhi in the year 2005 & convicted in case FIR no 84/ 2005 U/S 302, 341 RPC. He has remained in jail for 8 years.
Mr Shailender expressed that such barbaric act done by Criminal Lehar is rarest of the rare, Criminal a black spot on our social fabric.
Mr Singh further stressed that investigation shall incorporate each and every evidence to ensure justice is done in this heinous act at earliest.