\Seven people were injured in a clash that took place between two groups at Jaitu on Tuesday.
A group of around 25 people, allegedly belonging to one Ranjeet Singh, resident of Sewewala village, 10 km from Jaitu, assaulted five people -- Sadhu Singh and his three sons, belonging to Sewewala village; and his relative Ranjeet Singh, belonging to Rau Wala village.
Sources said the five were badly beaten up by the rival group at the Ramleela ground at Jaitu at about 5.30pm. All five were seriously injured while two of the attackers -- Ranjeet Singh and Gurbax Singh -- were also injured in the clash.
The two groups had an old rivalry. Even some police cases had also been registered earlier in this regard. A fight had also taken place between the two groups last year and the police had rounded up some persons.
SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor said, "The five injured asked the police to provide them security as the other group could again attack them in the hospital. I told the Kotkapura SHO to provide them police protection on way to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, where the five were admitted. We had also deployed security at the medical college."
The two persons from the rival group were also admitted to the same hospital. Meanwhile, Chamkaur Singh, nephew of Sadhu Singh, allegedly entered the medical college and fired at Ranjeet and Gurbax of the rival group.
Sources alleged that Ranjeet was killed on the spot, but the SSP denied this. "We are yet to confirm his death," said Toor.
"The police present there nabbed Chamkaur Singh and seized the weapon used in the crime," he said.
Sources said Gurbax Singh, who was injured in the firing, was referred to Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana.