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Almost dozen injured in bloody clash at Berasia

ALMOST A dozen persons were injured, some of them critically, following a group clash at Talaiya Chowk in Berasia on Friday morning, police sources said. The injured include a woman who was shot at.

india Updated: Feb 04, 2006 17:36 IST

ALMOST A dozen persons were injured, some of them critically, following a group clash at Talaiya Chowk in Berasia on Friday morning, police sources said. The injured include a woman who was shot at. Five persons have been rounded up in this connection and a case of rioting and murderous attempt has been registered against members of both the groups.

According to police, the incident occurred near the house of one Shailendra Sahu in the morning. The accused, Narendra Kumar, Dinesh, Mahesh Kumar, Ashu Sharma, Yogesh Sharma, Ghanshyam Vishwakarma, Manoj Sharma and Rajesh had a spat with Sahu and his supporters.

Both sides had clashed on Thursday night and approached the police. As Sahu and his family members were forcing the other group to take back their complaint, the argument turned nasty and both sides attacked each other. Several were injured in the process.

Both sides reportedly shot at each other with country-made revolvers. Around four-five gunshots were fired. A woman, Savitri, was also injured when a bullet grazed past her ear. It is not yet clear on how many sustained bullet injuries.

Suresh Sahu was injured in the eye while Mahesh Sharma, Dinesh Sharma, Shankar Sahu, Narendra Sharma, Munna Sharma, Komal and Ramesh are amongst those who were critically hurt.

They were rushed to Hamidia Hospital. Narendra Sharma is a Congress corporator while Shailendra Sahu is a former corporator.

Earlier, when the injured reached Berasia Hospital the situation turned volatile as supporters on both sides had a face-off. Both groups have political links and old enmity. Berasia police have booked cases against those on both sides under Sections 147, 148, 149 and 307 of the IPC and investigating the matter.

First Published: Feb 04, 2006 17:36 IST