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.

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.

As of now, the woman is admitted to a hospital in Nawada.

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)