Breaking News Crime UTTARAKHAND


DHARCHULA (Pithoragarh) May 7, 2023


Allegedly a security guard set ablaze the manager of a nationalised bank at Dharchula in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh District, accirding to the police.

Accused, identified as Deepak Kshetri, has been arrested, Superintendent of Police (Pithoragarh) Lokeshwar Singh said. Muhammad Owais, manager of State Bank of India’s branch, suffered 36 per cent burns and has been admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Hrishikesh, after given first aid at a nearby hospital, he said.

Both fought earlier as well, the police said. On Saturday, when Kshetri did not turn up for duty, Owais marked him absent. Following this, Kshetri allegedly poured petrol on the bank manager and set him on fire, police added.

Kshetri, a resident of Dehradun, retired from Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, was working as a security guard at the bank for the past two years.

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