9 injured during clash over political rivalry in Uttar Pradesh

The clash was an outcome of a rivalry developed between the two groups during panchayat elections.

Published: 14th October 2021 04:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2021 04:59 PM   |  A+A-

An argument broke out between the two groups which progressed into a brawl.

Image for representational purpose only.

By PTI

PRATAPGARH (Uttar Pradesh): Nine people, including two women, were injured in a clash over a political rivalry in a village here, police said Thursday.

The incident took place on Wednesday evening in Bharatgarh Fatehshahpur village that falls under Sangramgarh police station area, about 60 km away from the district headquarters here, they said.

The clash was an outcome of a rivalry developed between the two groups during panchayat elections.

Udayraj Harijan (42) was attacked by Radha Raman Mishra and others near the primary school and when the family members rushed to the spot, they were also beaten with lathis and gunshots were also fired, police station in-charge Inspector Sudhir Kumar Soni said, quoting the complaint.

Two women suffered pellet injuries while five men received injuries, Soni said, adding that all the injured were rushed to a local hospital from where the injured women were referred to the medical college.

Two others belonging to the other faction were also injured in the incident, he said.

The FIR lodged in the case has named four persons and as many others and further investigation is on, he added.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp