Paddy grower beaten to death over monetary dispute in Auraiya | Kanpur News


Kanpur:A paddy crop grower was allegedly beaten to death by a rice mill owner and his aides under the limits of Sadar Kotwali police station in Auraiya district over a monetary dispute, on Wednesday night.
The victim, Kailash Narain Dikshit (65), from Dibiyapur area of Auraiya used to supply rice on large scale to a local mill owner.
On Wednesday evening he disappeared under mysterious circumstances after he had left his Dibiyapur house for nearby rice mill belonging to one Kunwar Bahadur.
His son Vinay Dikshit, after failing to locate him, alerted Sadar Kotwali police station. On Wednesday night, police received a call stating that a man was lying dead at Saundhemau Jaura road in Jakha village. A team rushed to the spot and found Dikshit’s body lying in a pool of blood.
“Preliminary findings indicated that Dikshit succumbed to serious head injuries. His family members reached the spot and identified him,” said a senior police officer. “We have arrested Kunwar Bahadur and his aide Hakim. They have confessed to killing Dikshit along with two others over some monetary issue,” said SP Auraiya, Suniti.
“They had offered paddy crop grower tea laced with sedatives. It was when he he was knocked out of his senses, the two attacked him with bricks following which he succumbed to wounds. They later dumped Dikshit’s body at Saundhemau Jaura road in Jakha village and returned to the mill. Further investigations are underway in this regard,” the SP added.
A senior police official further said that Vinay Dikshit, son of the deceased also informed that his father was carrying with him Rs 10 lakh in cash, when he had left house for the mill. He said that his father, a paddy crop grower, used to supply rice crop to Kunwar Bahadur since the past one decade.
“He further told that his father was having a dispute with the mill owner Kunwar Bahadur over Rs 50 lakh against which he had supplied rice crop to him,” said an official privy to the investigations, who added, “We are now on lookout for two other aides of Kunwar identified as Sudhir Shukla and Rajiv Rathore, who are on run.”

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