Rohitash Sharma and Nikhil Sharma received reward of ₹ 25,000 each after March 1 incident

Two other people wanted for shooting a 50-year-old man in Hathras whose daughter was sexually harassed by the main defendant, who is still at large, have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

Rohitash Sharma and Nikhil Sharma received a reward of ₹ 25,000 each after the March 1 incident in the Sasni area, in the western district of Uttar Pradesh.

Four people have been appointed to the FIR. While three – a Lalit Sharma was arrested shortly after the murder – are in custody, Gaurav Sharma, the main defendant, has yet to be arrested.

While the BJP linked Gaurav Sharma to the Samajwadi party, the latter had also shared photos of the accused with a BJP deputy on social media to retaliate.

The victim was reportedly gunned down by Gaurav Sharma and his friends after another altercation over the 2018 sexual harassment case filed by the former against the latter.

In June 2018, the victim filed an FIR against Gaurav Sharma for “chedkhani” (assault or harassment, police superintendent Vineet Jaiswal said in Hathras. In July of the same year, Gaurav was sent to prison and released in custody. bail after a month., added the officer.

Following the police complaint, there was still blood between the two families, police said.

On Monday, as Gaurav Sharma’s wife and maternal aunt went to a village temple for the puja, they got into an argument with the victim’s two daughters, who were already there, during the previous incident. of sexual harassment, the SP said.

Gaurav Sharma and the victim quickly reached the place and there was a heated argument between the two, Mr Jaiswal said.

Enraged, Gaurav Sharma called boys from his family and shot the victim, police said.

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