A man was shot dead by unidentified armed miscreants when he resisted them from forcibly taking away his sister in course of a brawl over a land dispute in Biharâ€™s Madhepura district on Sunday night.
The deceased has been identified as Sukrati Rishi Dev (27), Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Arun Kumar Dubey said.
According to police officials, around half a dozen armed miscreants entered the house of Rishi Dev and forcibly tried to take away his sister Nutan Kumar.
They shot dead Rishi Dev when he resisted their bid to do so. The assailants also shot at the deceased's aunty Nilam Devi, who received injuries in her neck, and has been referred to Patna Medical College and Hospital (PMCH).
The incident could be the outcome of the land dispute, the SDPO said. Two persons- Vijal Rishi Dev and his wife Ruby Devi- have been arrested in this connection.