Brother shot over land dispute


Shri Ram (64), son of Kanshi Ram, was injured seriously when his brother Brij Lal (67) took out his licensed gun and shot at him in a fit of rage after a serious clash between their families at Amarsinghpura village in Rohin gram panchayat, 35 km from Bilaspur touw.

Reports said the clash was a consequence of a long-pending dispute over a piece of land and ownership of khair trees growing on it. Earlier, the two sides had a quarrel and then they started beating each other with some women also joining in.

Seriously injured Shri Ram was first rushed to the Regional Hospital and then immediately referred to the IGMC, Shimla. The police, headed by DSP Sanjay Sharma, arrived on the spot on being informed by villagers. However, assailants Brij Lal and Dev Raj had fled from the scene. The police arrested Indra Devi, Phoolan Devi and Kanta Devi and later assailant Brij Lal who surrendered at the police station with his gun.

The police has registered a case under Sections 147, 148 and 307, IPC, and the Arms Act and is searching for Dev Raj.

Article is taken from The Tribune online edition