THREE MEMBERS of a family were seriously injured when two groups clashed over sharing of water from a canal at Bara Sirohi village under the Kalyanpur police area on Wednesday.
The injured were admitted to the Hallet Hospital where their condition was stated to be critical. One of the injured who received bullet injury has been kept under special medical supervision.
The Kalyanpur police registered a case against the attackers According to police, a farmer Rameshwar along with his two sons — Shrikant and Harishanker was watering his fields from a canal this morning when a fellow farmer, Chota Pasi asked him to stop watering the fields as water could not reach his fields.
But, Rameshwar told him that he could use canal water only after his job was over. On this Chota Pasi got irritated and an altercation ensued between the two. Chota’s sons— Rajendra Pasi, Lakhan Pasi and Birendra Pasi joined him.
They attacked Rameshwar and his sons with sticks, knives and fire arm.
Rameshwar and his sons also tried to defend them but the attackers opened fire inflicting serious injury to Shrikant, younger son of Rameshwar.
After that, the attackers left the spot firing in the air indiscriminately as several villagers reached the spot.
Later the villagers rushed the injured to the Hallet Hospital where their condition was stated to be critical. Station Officer of Kalyanpur S K Singh said a case of attack had been registered against the accused and efforts were on to nab them.
Hallet doctors attack patients’ kin, scribes
While the injured were taken to the emergency ward, junior doctors did not take interest in attending them. They kept on demanding pathological tests and X-rays instead of attending the injured.
When the patients’ kin tried to put pressure on junior doctors they were beaten up by Hallet physicians.
When mediaperson rushed to the site and the doctors realised that their misdeed was being captured on camera they tried to manhandle the scribes. The doctors also tried to snatch the camera of a photographer of a Hindi daily.
Later, principal of the college Dr SK Katiyar said an official inquiry has been ordered into the matter. He told scribes that the culprits would be punished.