A man has been accused of shooting his older brother to death after an argument ensued between them over a gun in the Bijnor district, Uttar Pradesh, India.

The accused, identified as Brajveer Singh, was allegedly planning to take his licensed double-barrel gun to their fields to scare away stray cattle. However, when his brother, Rupendra, tried to stop him, a heated argument ensued between the siblings. The argument subsequently escalated and in a fit of rage, Singh allegedly opened fire at his brother Rupendra, Telangana Today reported.

The bullet reportedly hit Rupendra in the stomach. He was immediately rushed to a hospital for immediate treatment. However, he succumbed to his serious injuries later that day and died while undergoing treatment.

During police questioning, the victim's family members reportedly claimed that the gun went off accidentally.

Following the incident, Singh has been arrested and booked under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder).

In a similar but unrelated incident, a man has been accused of killing his older brother for refusing to pay him US$1.31 (100 Indian Rupees) at Bairiha village under Budhar Police Station jurisdiction in Shahdol district, Madhya Pradesh, India on Sunday, April 17, Latin Times reported.

The accused, identified as 48-year-old Deendayal Pav, and his brother, Prabhudayal Pav, 50, reportedly stayed in separate houses and were neighbors in the village. On Sunday evening, Deendayal approached his brother to ask for US$1.31 (100 Indian Rupees).

However, when the older sibling rebuffed his request, a heated argument ensued between the two brothers. During the argument, in a fit of rage, Deendayal tackled Prabhudayal and slammed him against the ground several times, leading to the victim's death.

After hearing Prabhudayal's screams for help, neighbors rushed to the scene and found him lying unresponsive on the ground. Law enforcement was immediately alerted about the incident. However, the victim was declared dead at the scene. Following the incident, the police nabbed Deendayal and took him in for questioning. A case has been registered against Deendayal.

gunshot-gc41c0eff0_1920 A man has been accused of shooting his 13-year-old son to death in a fit of rage following a heated argument with his father in Ghuddu Wala village, Ferozepur, Punjab, India on Thursday, June 23. This is a representational image. Pixabay