Five men shot dead in Faridabad, husband of sarpanch taken into custody

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New Delhi | Published: September 19, 2017 8:12:11 AM

Five people in Faridabad were shot dead on Sunday night. Police are investigating if the incident was due to a fallout of rivalry between these families and the family of the village sarpanch.

Police question the injured at the hospital. (Source: IE/Manoj Kumar)

Five people in Faridabad were shot dead on Sunday night. Police are investigating if the incident was due to a fallout of rivalry between these families and the family of the village sarpanch, as per Indian Express report. The police told IE that the violence took place at around 9:30 pm on Sunday. The men were rushed to Sarvodaya Hospital in Sector 19 and Asian Hospital in Sector 21. The men were declared brought dead, reported IE. Moreover, the post-mortem was conducted on Monday afternoon. The dead are identified as   Srichand (60), Rajendra Prasad (50), Ishwar Chand (28), Naveen (29), and Pintu (32), while eight others sustained injuries. Police told IE that the case has been filed under the IPC sections, comprising 302 (murder) and sections of the Arms Act.

The dead have been identified as Police said a case has been registered under various IPC sections, including 302 (murder), and relevant sections of the Arms Act. Police said that they have taken 20 people into custody including Billu. Billu is the husband of the village sarpanch.

Sube Singh, PRO, Faridabad Police, said,”The case has been registered against 25 people, of whom 10-12 are yet to be named. We have detained 20 people so far and are questioning 10-15 others. We expect to make some arrests soon.”

 He added, “A Special Investigation Team has also been formed to probe the incident, and teams have been sent to Palwal, Gurgaon, and Faridabad to round up more suspects. Police personnel has been stationed at Palwali village as well to ensure the situation remains peaceful.”

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