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Cousins face-off over party affiliations

Two brothers were brutally beaten up by their cousins for supporting an opposing political party. Rajesh and Rameshwar, who are affiliated with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), reportedly didn’t like that fact that their cousins Sanjeev Kumar and Sushil Kumar, Congress party workers, were cheering for their party (Congress).

delhi Updated: May 09, 2009 00:06 IST
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Two brothers were brutally beaten up by their cousins for supporting an opposing political party. Rajesh and Rameshwar, who are affiliated with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), reportedly didn’t like that fact that their cousins Sanjeev Kumar and Sushil Kumar, Congress party workers, were cheering for their party (Congress).

The incident happened in Trilokpuri in East Delhi on Thursday evening. The police said the brothers were brutally beaten with bamboo sticks after they starting cheering to a large voter turn out and said their party was all set to win the
elections.

“The victims were cheering for their party when Rajesh and Rameshwar arrived at the spot and started beating them up without any provocation. They also had a property dispute with the victims and used the opportunity to take revenge. The victims live on the ground floor of a house which the accused brothers claim as theirs,” said a senior police officer.

The police said for long the family had had a dispute with the accused over the sharing of floors in their Trilokpuri residence.

The police added that fighting over voting a particular party was just an excuse to get back at the victims. The brothers were taken to Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital for medical examination and were discharged after preliminary treatment.

“So far no case has been registered. We are investigating the matter and appropriate action will be taken if any charges surface against the accused,” said a senior police official.

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