Auto-rickshaw driver axed to death

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Azamgarh, Nov 18 (PTI) A 40-year-old auto-rickshaw driver was axed to death in Tarwa police station area of Azamgarh district, police said on Wednesday.

SHO Swatantradev Singh said auto driver Ramesh Mishra was attacked and killed on Tuesday night when he was consuming liquor in Bibipur Lakhanpur village around 9 pm.

As he was consuming liquor, he was accosted by one Onkar Mishra, who picked up an argument with him over some issue.

The situation soon got aggravated with Onkar attacking Ramesh with an axe and inflicting some fatal wounds.

Ramesh was rushed to the district hospital where he died during treatment, the SHO said.

He said the police have booked Onkar on the charge of murder and are trying to nab him. PTI CORR NAV RAX RAX