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Tension in Meerut after man killed in crossfire between two groups

Police said the 25-year-old man was caught in a crossfire when the two groups clashed over a girl in the city’s Patel Nagar area.

india Updated: Feb 28, 2018 09:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Meerut
Meerut,Uttar Pradesh,UP
A 25-year-old man was killed in a crossfire in Meerut’s Patel Nagar area on Tuesday night. (Shutterstrock photo for representational purpose only)

Tension gripped in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut after one passerby was killed when he was caught in crossfire between two groups of miscreants in Patel Nagar area of the city on Tuesday night, police said.

Superintendent of police (city) Maan Singh Chauhan said Ajay Kumar (25), a resident of the city’s TP Nagar area, was passing through Patel Nagar when a bullet fired by one of the two groups hit him and he died on the spot.

Police arrested one Shadab over the incident.

Police said a group led by Shadab clashed with another group led by Arman following a fight between them over a girl.

After Ajay was killed in the crossfire, his family members and others gathered outside the SP’s office demanding immediate arrest of the suspects. Police used mild force to disperse the protestors.

Senior officials, including senior superintendent of police Manzil Saini rushed to the spot and brought the situation under control, police said.

The SP (city) said there was no communal flare up following the incident and that the situation was under control.

First Published: Feb 28, 2018 09:17 IST