Six killed in clash over land dispute in UP

Two arrested; CM Yogi Adityanath advised police to take strict action

UP police vehicle Representational image | ANI

Six persons, including a former district panchayat member and his family, got killed in a violent clash over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria on Monday. 

According to police, the deceased were identified as Former district panchayat member Prem Yadav, 50, Satyaprakash Dubey, 54, his wife Kiran Dubey, 52, daughters Saloni, 18, and Nandani, 10, and son Gandhi, 15. Police said the clash occurred when Yadav visited Dubey's house on Monday morning to settle the land dispute.

According to police, the clash occurred in the Lehda Tola locality in the morning. Prem Yadav and Satyaprakash Dubey were locked in a land dispute for a long time. Police said Prem Yadav visited Satyaprakash Dubey's house on Monday morning to settle the land dispute. While they were discussing, a woman attacked Yadav with a sharp weapon, police said. 

“Former district panchayat member Prem Yadav, 50, was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and killed by his rival Satyaprakash Dubey and his family when he went to the latter's house,” Special DG, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar said. Yadav's supporters who came to know about his death barged into Dubey's house and killed him and his family. 

Dubey's son Anmol suffered injuries in the attack and was taken to Medical College for treatment. 

According to police, two persons have been arrested and heavy police force has been deployed in the area to maintain law and order. 

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and directed police to take strict action against the guilty. Deoria Sadar legislator Shalabh Mani Tripathi, said, "Heartbroken by the brutal incident that took place in Fatehpur of Rudrapur assembly constituency of Deoria. This is a very unfortunate and sad incident. This type of incident is absolutely unacceptable. It will be thoroughly investigated and instructions have been given for strict action. The guilty will not be spared at all … accountability of people of revenue and police administration will also be fixed.”

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