Two men in an e-rickshaw were shot dead Sunday evening at Saifpur Karamchand Pur tri-section in Hastinapur area here, allegedly over a second marriage people were not happy with, police said.
The two victims, one of them being the e-rickshaw driver, were shot at by motorcycle-borne people almost 30 kilometres from the district headquarters, they said.
Surendra, 40, was driving his e-rickshaw, and Arvind, 22, who was sitting in it as a passenger, were shot at by 3-4 men, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohit Singh Sajwan said.
They both were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they succumbed to gunshot wounds, the SSP added.
According to a complaint filed by Arvind's family, Arvind had married a woman named Geeta in 2021 after the death of her first husband.
Geeta had got married in 2002 to a man from Hastinapur who died in 2020.
After their marriage, the two started living together outside their village since Geeta's sons from her first marriage, and also her brother-in-law, were not happy with the new alliance.
Arvind's brother and Geeta in their complaint to police alleged that Arvind was shot dead because of their marriage.
The SSP said a case has been registered against Geeta's sons and the sons of her brother-in-law, and two teams have been formed to arrest the bike-borne assailants and other people involved in the murders.
-With PTI Input