Noida: Violence erupted on Monday between the members of two castes in Kanavani village here over property dispute in which one person was killed and over a dozen were injured, forcing authorities to rush in more force to maintain law and order, police said.
According to police, there was a property dispute between Satbir Kasana, a Gujjar and Chaman Singh Bhagat, a dalit.
"Today, after heated argument, two groups clashed over possession of land. They pelted stones and fired shots at each other, during which a bullet fired from the dalit group side hit Satbir`s son Rahul Kasana (20) who died on the spot," SP City Yogish Singh said.
Around a dozen people from both the sides also suffered injuries, who were admitted to Ghaziabad`s Ganesh hospital and other private hospitals.
After the Gujjar-Dalit clash, senior police officers reached the spot, and deployed additional force and Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) force to prevent spread of violence.
Some incidents of fire by mob were also reported at some places but it was brought under control by the fire department and no casualty was reported.
"Deshraj, Jitender, Amit, Chaman and dozen other persons have been detained for interrogation," the official said.
The SDM, the ADM and other officers were camping at the village and monitoring the situation and issuing directions to check law and order and arrest the killers.