Five ladies have been shot at a village in Bihar’s Bettiah district throughout a dispute over land. All are in hospital, preventing for his or her lives. The man allegedly accountable has been arrested. The police mentioned the taking pictures began when the ladies went into protest mode over land on the Nakti Patwara village in West Champaran district.
The villagers declare that the land was given to them as a part of a grant for landless laboureres by the federal government in 1985. The matter then moved to court docket because the individuals who have been dispossessed, pressed their declare. The court docket has positioned a freeze on the land since 2004.
But this morning, the previous proprietor Shishir Dubey introduced a tractor and forcibly tried to plough the sector. When the ladies got here out to object, he pulled out a gun and sprayed them with bullets, injuring 5 of them, the police mentioned.
Senior cops instantly reached the realm, sources mentioned.
The police then deployed groups to comb the realm, after which the accused was arrested. The investigation will even proceed alongside, the police mentioned.
“The police are investigating the entire matter. In the top, whose land is it? One individual has been taken into custody in reference to the firing and is being questioned,” mentioned Upendranath Verma, the Superintendent of Police, Bettiah.
The gun used for the firing shall be examined by the forensics division and motion shall be taken on foundation of the outcomes.
The ladies are receiving medical remedy at a government-run hospital in Bettiah.