Jharkhand Elderly Couple Protests Liquor Consumption In Public, Killed: Cops

An case has been registered against five people and the police is conducting raids to arrest the accused.

Jharkhand Elderly Couple Protests Liquor Consumption In Public, Killed: Cops

The elderly couple was beaten to death near Satpara Ghatta village in Jharkhand. (Representational)

Gumla:

An elderly couple was beaten to death for protesting drinking of liquor in public in Jharkhand's Gumla district, the police said on Monday.

The couple - Saini Gop, 70 and Phulo Devi, 65 - were beaten to death on Sunday evening, the police said.

Police official Janardhanan told PTI Bhasha that some people were drinking alcohol near the village. A dispute arose over drinking in public and they started beating the elderly couple, he said.

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A case has been registered against five people and the police is conducting raids to arrest the accused, he added.