A man has been accused of brutally shooting his own sister to death for reprimanding him and asking him to quit drinking in Noida, India on Saturday, March. 12.

The accused, identified as Suraj, 20, has been taken into custody after he allegedly shot his 32-year-old sister Ruchi to death because she objected to his drinking habits at their residence in Greater Noida on Friday night, March 11, Hindustan Times reported.

According to Yogendra Singh, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Central Noida), the authorities received a call at around 12 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, alerting them that a woman had been shot by her brother, Suraj, following a quarrel over his drinking habit. After shooting his sister to death, Suraj reportedly fled the scene on foot.

Concerned villagers who rushed to the scene of the crime transported the woman to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, hospital authorities declared the woman dead upon arrival at the facility.

According to Ruchi's family members, Suraj returned home on Friday evening in an inebriated state and vomited a few times. Ruchi used to frequently scold Suraj for being a habitual drinker. On Friday night, when Suraj came home drunk once again, a similar argument ensued between the siblings, during which, in a fit of rage, the drunk suspect allegedly pulled out a countrymade gun and shot Ruchi to death, the Times Of India reported.

Following the violent incident, the officers launched a manhunt for Suraj and subsequently arrested him in the Shahberi area of Greater Noida following a tip on Saturday afternoon. The authorities have booked him under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Section 302 (murder) and relevant sections of the Arms Act.

“We have recovered a 32 bore country-made pistol, along with a live cartridge and two magazines. Suraj was produced before a court and sent to judicial custody,” the officer said.

In a similar but unrelated incident, an Indian man has been accused of brutally chopping off his wife's nose following a heated argument over his drinking habit and unemployment on Sept. 14, 2021, Latin Times reported.

The violent confrontation transpired in Barkheda Bondar village under the Khajuri Sadak Police Station in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Pritam Chaure, 30, who worked as a laborer, was left triggered and irate after his wife Manisha, 32, repeatedly nagged him about finding work and berated him to stop drinking alcohol. Following a heated argument, Chaure, in a fit of rage, allegedly grabbed a knife and horrifically mangled his wife's face, lopping off her nose in the process. The husband fled their home immediately after the vicious confrontation.

Manisha, who sustained serious injuries, was rushed to the hospital by her sister for immediate treatment.

A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and a manhunt for the accused is underway, Khajuri Sadak Police Station in-charge Sandhya Mishra said.

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