Five individuals were murdered as two groups opened fire on each other in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli area last night. The clash begun around 9.30 pm after a group of men from the adjoining Pratapgarh region allegedly assaulted the place of the pradhan of Itaura Buzurg village – around 117 km from state capital Lucknow. Reports from the area suggest a property dispute could be at the bottom of the clash.
When the police arrived, every one of the five men were dead. The police have sent the bodies for postmortem. A case of murder has been filed. The families of the victims have been informed and investigation is on.
The circumstance is tense and police staff have been sent in the area as a precautionary measure, a senior officer said.