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Sarpanch kills wife in Rajouri, arrested

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RAJOURI/JAMMU: A sarpanch allegedly shot dead his wife in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Thursday, police said. He has been arrested after the registration of a case under charges of murder.

According to the police, Yashpal, the sarpanch of Panchayat Halka Patrara, fired upon his wife, Neelam Devi, 46, using a .303 rifle in Sunderbani area of the district.

An injured Neelam Devi was rushed to the sub-district hospital in Sunderbani by her family members. She was subsequently referred to the GMC Hospital in Jammu, where she died later.

A case of murder was registered and the accused arrested, the police said.

The rifle, which was issued by the police to Yashpal as a Village Defence Committee (VDC) member, has been seized. (PTI)

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