Two govt employees murdered, incensed locals hit streets
Jammu, Feb 2 (PTI) Two government employees were found murdered with their throats silt in the Military Engineering Service (MES) area in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.
Incensed over the double murder, locals, alleging foul play, blocked the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway for nearly seven hours demading immediate arrest of the killers.
58-year-old Bhod Raj and Moti Ram, 55, both employees of the Power Development Department, were found murdered in a house in MES area, 55-kms from here, officials said.
Four people, including a junior engineer in the MES, were detained for questioning in connection with the double murder, they said.
Over 300 vehicles remained stranded for seven hours as locals chanted slogans against police and MES authorities.
Senior police and MES officers rushed to the scene and brought the situation under control.
After the post mortem, the bodies were handed over to the bereaved families.