Nine people, including three women, were killed, and 19 others were injured in Uttar Pradesh after a village head and his supporters allegedly opened fire on a rival group over a land dispute in Sonbhadra's Ghorawal area on Wednesday.
Sonbhadra: Casualties reported after firing between two groups over a land dispute in Ghorawal today; District Magistrate Ankit Kumar Agarwal says, "We can't tell exact numbers as of now. 9 persons brought to District Hospital. Some are injured & some are dead." pic.twitter.com/QDeL1QylFK
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Two men, nephews of the village head, have been arrested so far, News18 reported.
Police said Sapahi village head Yagya Dutt and his supporters allegedly opened fire on the victims following a quarrel over a long pending land dispute, police said.
"Nine persons have been killed and 19 injured in the incident of firing," District Magistrate Ankit Kumar Agarwal said.
The injured have been rushed to the hospital where the condition of some of them was stated to be critical.
Taking prompt note of the matter, the chief minister directed the district magistrate of Sonbhadra to provide immediate medical attention to the injured, an official spokesperson said in Lucknow.
"The CM has also directed the DGP to personally monitor the case and ensure effective action to catch the culprits," he added.
With inputs from ANI
Updated Date: Jul 17, 2019 18:13:59 IST