A dozen men ambushed and brutally murdered a 25-year-old property dealer following a dispute over a payment of Rs 50,000 in Kota’s Mahaveer Nagar area. The assailants used swords, knives and iron roads to kill the victim. The victim’s brother and a friend were also seriously injured in the attack. The police arrested five of the assailants on Saturday and said that a search has been launched for others.
The incident took place on Friday evening. The victim, identified as Mukesh Meena, a resident of Rangbari Yojana in Kota was a property dealer. He had a fight with some people including Fareed, Dalchand and Dharmendra a few days ago. A police case was registered in this regard and Mukesh’s friend Vineet alias Babu was an eyewitness in the case.
The Kota police investigaited the case and filed a chargesheet against the gang that attacked Mukesh three days ago. The gang members were pressuring Mukesh to reach a compromise in the case and offered Rs 50,000 to him for the same. Mukesh agreed. One middleman, Munna, gave Mukesh Rs 25,000 and told him that he would give the rest of the money after court settlement.
However, Mukesh demanded all the money in advance. He along with his brother and a friend went to Munna’s house on Friday and told him to make the full payment. When the latter refused, Mukesh picked up a fight with him and left his house.