A 35-year-old man was killed while 12 others sustained injuries in a clash between two groups of locals over entry of cattle to someone’s field in Bagahi village under Mardah police station in Ghazipur district on Friday, police said.
A case has been registered against 17 people in this connection, they added.
According to the police, cattle entered the field of one Harikesh Rajbhar on Thursday. Enraged over it, Rajbhar beat up Ramjanm Ram as the cattle belonged to him.
Police reached the spot and challaned 12 people in apprehension of breach of peace. On Friday morning, Ramjanm Ram, Ram Vriksha Ram, Manoj Ram and Vinay Kumar Ram reportedly thrashed Harikesh Rajbhar. They also beat those who tried to save Rajbhar. Nearly 12 people sustained injuries in the clash.
Later, some other locals intervened and informed police about it. A critically injured Harikesh Rajbhar was rushed to the government hospital, Mardah. From there, doctors referred him to Varanasi but he succumbed to his injuries on the way.