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BSP leader opens fire, two hurt

A BSP leader from Jharkhand opened fire during a clash over property rights, injuring two people at a village in Varanasi.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2008 01:12 PM IST

A BSP leader from Jharkhand opened fire during a clash over property rights, injuring two people at a village in Varanasi.

BSP leader Ramraksha Pal objected to a TV cable passing through a piece of land owned by him in Chuptepur village of Shivpur area.

Senior Superintendent of Police Vijay Prakash said angry villagers attacked his house after an altercation last night.
Pal's home was pelted with stones. Villagers also torched a Toyota Qualis SUV and two motorcycles, provoking him to open fire.

Two youths suffered bullet injuries -- one of them in the chest -- and were rushed to a private nursing home.

An extra police contingent was deployed in the area in view of tense situation, the SSP said.

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