Lucknow: Two persons, including a senior police officer, were on Saturday killed in clashes following the murder of a village head in Pratpgarh district, police sources said here.
Village head Nanhe Yadav was shot dead by unidentified persons in Balipura village in Hathgawan area this evening, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Arun Kumar told a news agency.
Following the incident, an irate mob attacked the police station and indulged in arson and firing which led to cross-firing between the police and villagers, police said.
A deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haq and Nanhe`s brother Suresh were killed in the firing, they said.
Several policemen and villagers were also injured in the clash, they said.