UP: 1 killed, 2 injured in firing between rival factions during allotment of govt houses

NewsDrum Desk
25 Jan 2023

Azamgarh (UP), Jan 24 (PTI) One person was killed and two others were injured in a firing between rival factions in Mehnajpur village panchayat during the allotment of government houses on Tuesday, police said.

Inspector Mehnajpur Ram Uzagir has also been suspended in view of the incident.

The incident took place when two factions of the present and former village heads Pradeep alias Bheem Singh and Shiv Shankar Singh alias Ghoore, respectively, clashed and opened fire during a meeting called by the block development officer (BDO) for the allotment of houses.

One Himanshu Singh, 32, died in the incident while two others Bheem Singh and Munna Singh sustained bullet injuries. They were rushed to a hospital.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Anurag Arya said four teams have been constituted to arrest all those involved in the incident.

So far five persons have been detained in connection with the firing. PTI COR ABN  RDT

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