Raebareli murders: Prime accused arrested

| Updated: Jul 03, 2017 17:56 IST

Raebareli (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 03 (ANI): The prime accused in the Raebareli murders, where five people were brutally killed, has been arrested by the police. The accused has been identified as former block chief Shiv Kumar Yadav, who was also the conspirator in this case. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath yesterday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. five lakh to the families of five people, brutally killed in Raebareli a week ago. Dubbing the murder as unfortunate, the Chief Minister also offered his condolences to the bereaved families. Adityanath also directed the Inspector General (IG) of Lucknow range to arrest the culprits within ten days following detailed probe and also take serious action against them. He further assured that the state government will take stern action in the matter of law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. At least five people were reportedly killed after guns were fired and a vehicle was torched in the Apta village of Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli. The incident took place on Monday when sons of Aapta village Pradhan engaged into a dispute with the victims over cash. (ANI)