Land dispute claims 2 lives

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10 booked, situation tense after violence
Tribune News Service

Gurgaon, November 21
Two persons were killed and two others injured when members of a rival group opened fire at them at Behrampur village in the district today.

The violence is a sequel to a long-standing dispute between two groups over a small chunk of land.

The deceased have been identified as Kulbeer and Jagminder and those injured are Bijender and Ajay.

Bijender is said to have received serious injuries on his chest and abdomen.

The deceased were being taken to a private hospital when they succumbed to the injuries.

Gurgaon Joint Commissioner of Police Vivek Sharma said an FIR had been registered in the case and 10 persons had been booked.

Three of the accused, identified as Daya Chand, Mohinder and Deepak of Behrampur, have been arrested.

The other accused are absconding. The police have constituted five teams to nab them.

The two groups were locked in an intense dispute over a piece of land located in the village for four years.

A number of panchayat meetings were convened by the villagers to resolve the issue, but to no avail.

The victims had assembled in the courtyard of a friendís house in the afternoon.

The accused, armed with guns and country-made weapons, made a sudden appearance and attacked them.

Meanwhile, Behrampur is tense following the incident. A police officer said the situation was under control.

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