Two minor sisters killed

Patna, June 17 (Calcutta Tube) A brick kiln owner battered two minor sisters to death in a rural part of Bihar after one of them picked a piece of a brick to hammer a wood into the ground, police said Thursday.

The gruesome murders took place Wednesday in Birpur Lokhra village in Purnia district, about 350 km from here. The victims were identified as

Julekha, 13, and Dulari, 11.

According to police, the sisters were grazing goats near the brick kiln when one of them took a piece of brick from the kiln. Furious, the owner, Badruddin, hit Julekha in the head with a brick, killing her instantly.

He then attacked her frightened sister, killing her too. Deputy Superintendent of Police Binod Kumar said a case of murder had been lodged against Badruddin, who fled after the killings.

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