Two killed as groups clash during panchayat meeting in UP's Shahjahanpur 

Four policemen have been suspended with immediate effect for laxity.

Published: 25th June 2019 12:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2019 12:27 AM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

SHAHJAHANPUR: Two people were killed in a clash that took place between two groups over a dispute during a panchayat meeting in a village here on Monday, police said.

Four police officials were suspended after the incident came to light, they said.

The incident occurred when the groups led by Sonu (25) and Maya Prakash Gupta (55) clashed in Jumai village, which falls in the Roza area, Superintendent of Police (City) Dinesh Tripathi said.

While Sonu was shot dead, Gupta died of injuries sustained after being beaten with sticks.

He succumbed while undergoing treatment at a hospital, Tripathi said.

Police lodged FIRs in this connection but no arrests have been made so far, he said.

Meanwhile, four policemen have been suspended with immediate effect for laxity, Superintendent of Police Y Chinnappa said.

"The police force has been deployed in the village, and the bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem.

Case of murder has been registered against 19 persons from both the sides," he said.

 

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