Seven Dalits including two women and three children sustained injuries after members of the Jat community allegedly opened fire on them following their refusal to work in their fields in the district on Saturday.
The trouble started when some Dalit labourers were asked by a group of Jats in Mandoda village to cut wheat crop in their fields and they refused. Infuriated by their refusal, the Jats allegedly attacked their homes and fired at their women and children, injuring seven.
All of them have been admitted to the district hospital, Deputy Superintendent of Police Anil Prakash Mishra told PTI.
Senior police officials have rushed to the spot and launched a search operation to nab the accused. Additional police force has been deployed in the village, the official said.