Lucknow: An old couple was shot dead in Allahabad on Friday night, police said on Saturday.

The aged couple R B Patel (70) and his wife Kailashpati (65) lived by themselves in the Nawabganj area. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohit Gupta told reporters that the couple belonged to Rasoolpur Chandipur Lakhariya village; the assailants appeared to be members of their family.

Patel had a five bigha plot which he wanted to sell, but his nephews resisted its sale. Prima facie, the needle of suspicion pointed to the nephews, who were also absconding. "We are probing the matter and in all likelihood will arrest the assailants very soon," the district police chief said.


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