UP: 24-year-old jealous man stabs sisters to death

Lucknow: A 24-year-old man was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly killing the two daughters of an Army Subedar in Para locality in Lucknow, with the police saying that jealousy was the motive behind the crime.

Saurav Sharma has been arrested by the police with the scissor used to kill the sisters, IG Zone A Satish Ganesh said.

The bodies of the two sisters Arti (24) and Antima (17) were found in their house by their father LB Singh on Tuesday after he returned home. The officer said that the accused was known to the elder sister and was jealous after seeing her with another person.

“He (the accused) did not intend to kill the younger sister but as she resisted and started shouting, he also hacked her”, the IG said.

The incident had sent shock waves in the state capital with the opposition attacking the Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in the state on the law and order front.

The BJP had termed the incident as ‘painful’ but emphasised that the law and order situation was better as compared to the previous regime.