Patna: Three people, including a Dalit woman, were injured on Thursday during a caste-clash over water sharing for irrigation in Bihar’s Nawada district. The incident took place in Khaira village. As of now, security forces have been deployed in the area. Also Read - Bihar Government Fixes Ambulance Charges For Covid Patients. Check Rates Here
Following a heated exchange between two groups earlier in the day, a powerful backward caste group opened fire and killed two persons on the spot while seriously injuring a Dalit woman, Akbarpur police Station Officer in-charge Sanjeev Mauaar said. Also Read - Gesture of Humanity: Bihar Eateries & Restaurants Deliver Free Food to Corona Patients
As of now, the woman is admitted to a hospital in Nawada. Also Read - Viral Video: Daughter Sings Bhojpuri Bhajan For Her Covid-Infected Mother to Cheer Her Up | Watch
The area is facing an acute shortage of rainfall. Farmers are restless for their kharif crop mainly paddy. Bihar has recorded 22 per cent rainfall deficit during the 2018 monsoon.
In an earlier incident, a 45-year-old man was killed and his family members were injured in a clash between two groups over a water dispute in south Delhi’s Sangam Vihar. Babli, his family and their associates attacked Krishan and his family members with bricks. They also fired gunshots.
(With IANS inputs)