Mau, Sep 21 : Three people were killed while four critically injured in a violence that took place late on Friday night over a land dispute between two families in Ranipur of this district, forcing the authorities to deploy police force in the area.
The families had a dispute over a pond land in Mathia village for the past two decades, but on Friday night it took an ugly turn when one Tuntun Chauhan along with his supporters allegedly attacked Shivendra Chauhan, police sources said on Saturday.
In the attack, Shivendra (50) and his wife Gita Devi (45) were killed while four other members of their family including Shivendra's father were critically injured. In retaliation, the supporters of Shivendra, caught hold of the main accused Tuntun Chauhan (40) and lynched him to death.
The injured were rushed to a hospital in Varanasi, where condition of all four were stated to be critical. Senior police officials have reached the village and investigating the case.(UNI)