5 people shot dead, 6 injured in clash over ‘parking’ at Faridabad village

Police rounded up 19 people in connection with the murders while the FIR registered at Kheripul police station names 25 accused. An SIT has been formed to investigate the case.

delhi Updated: Sep 18, 2017 11:53 IST
Prabhu Razdan
Prabhu Razdan
Hindustan Times
Delhi news,Delhi police,Faridabad
Police said the incident occurred around 9.30pm on Sunday when two groups clashed allegedly over parking issue in the village.(HT FILE)

Five persons of two families were killed and six others were critically injured in a clash in Palwali village in district Faridabad late on Sunday night.

Police said the incident occurred around 9.30pm on Sunday when two groups clashed allegedly over parking issue in the village. However, police also said that some villagers claimed the two groups had been allegedly involved in a dispute for the last few years.

As tension gripped the village after the murders, police force was rushed to Palwali village on Monday morning as a precautionary measure. It is alleged that the accused opened fire at two families killing five of them on the spot and critically injuring six others. The injured, including the husband of village sarpanch Dayawati, have been admitted to a hospital.

Commissioner of Police Hanif Qureshi also rushed to the village soon after the incident. Those killed were identified as Srichand, Rajinder, Ishwer, Nanee and Davinder of the same village.

An FIR was registered in Kheripul police station against 25 accused and 19 persons have been rounded up in the case. Commissioner of Police Hanif Qureshi constituted an SIT early on Monday to investigate the case.

“Five persons of village Palwali have been killed and we have rounded up some suspects whose are being interrogated,” Qureshi told HT. Officials said police teams have been deployed in Gurgaon, Palwal and parts of Faridabad town to nab the accused.

“ We are keeping a close watch on the situation,” ACP crime Rajesh Cheche said.

(Details are awaited)

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 11:43 IST