Bihar Bettiah Firing: Five women were shot in the firing in the land dispute.
Patna: Fierce firing took place on two sides in a dispute over land in a village in Bettiah district of Bihar. Five women were shot in the firing. Those who have been admitted to the hospital for treatment. At the same time, an accused person has been arrested by the police.
The villagers claim that the land was given to them as part of a grant for landless laboureres by the government in 1985. The matter then moved to court as the people who were dispossessed, pressed their claim. The court has placed a freeze on the land since 2004.
But this morning, the former owner Shishir Dubey brought a tractor and forcibly attempted to plough the field. When the women came out to object, he pulled out a gun and sprayed them with bullets, injuring five of them, the police said.
Senior police officers immediately reached the area, sources said.
The police then deployed teams to comb the area, after which the accused was arrested. The investigation will also continue alongside, the police said.
Bettiah SP Upendranath Verma told that firing has taken place regarding the Parchadhari land. The police is probing the entire matter. Whose land is it after all? One person has been detained in connection with the firing. Who is being questioned. The one who fired. That accused person has been identified. At the same time, the police is conducting raids to arrest the other accused. The SP told that the gun of the person firing will be confiscated. No accused involved in the incident will be spared.