UP: Muslim couple killed as son eloped with neighbour's girl; 3 held
Three of the accused--Shailendra Jaiswal, Pallu and Amarnath--were arrested on Saturday and search is underway for the rest, police said
Three people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur in connection with a double murder case, police said on Sunday.
On Friday, Abbas and his wife Qamrunnisa were beaten to death with iron rods and sticks allegedly by their neighbours in Rajeypur village.
The arrests were made on Saturday, police said and added that the couple had died on the spot.
Superintendent of Police Chakresh Mishra said that a few years ago, Abbas's son had eloped with a girl, following which a case had been registered and he was sent to jail.
He was released from jail a few days ago, and its suspected that it was then that the accused had planned to attack the family, the officer said.
On the Friday incident, Mishra said a case was registered against five people at the Hargaon police station.
Three of them--Shailendra Jaiswal, Pallu and Amarnath--were arrested on Saturday, he said, adding that a search is underway for the others.