Agra lawyers’ strike over advocate’s wife’s murder

Agra, June 24 (IANS) Lawyers in this Uttar Pradesh city went on strike on Wednesday to protest the loot and murder of a colleague’s wife and daughter, police said.

Advocate Praveen Gulati returned to his home in Khandari colony on Tuesday afternoon and found his 50-year-old wife and 23-year-old disabled daughter lying in a pool of blood, with their heads smashed with “stone chakla”, police said.

The door of the house were bolted and when no one responded to his repeated knocks, the door was forced open with the help of tenants.

Senior police officials reached the crime scene but till Wednesday morning there were no clues to the murder.

Relatives said gold ornaments and Rs.70,000 were missing from the house.

Police official Rajesh Modak told the media that four teams have been formed to crack the case.

Senior Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar Singh suspected the involvement of people known to the family.

“It could have been the result of vengeance,” he said.

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