Sunday, November 09, 2003

Three killed in UP over grazing lands

Sunday, November 9, 2003 (Lucknow):

Three people have died in a clash during a dispute over grazing lands in a village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh.

Goats belonging to villagers of Raidas community, who are Dalits, allegedly entered the field of one Ram Naresh Singh, a Thakur, last night, leading to an altercation between members of the two communities, a police spokesman said.

Both groups allegedly opened fire in which three people were killed, two of whom were Dalits and one was a Thakur, while three were injured, he said.

The injured have been admitted to government hospital, he added.

Senior police officials have reached the site and additional PAC force has been deployed, the spokesman.

Incidently, on last Thursday, seven persons were charred to death in another village in Unnao district following an arguement over goats straying into fields.

Source: NDTV, November 9, 2003

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