Badaun: Two close relatives of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh were attacked in Behta Kauda village under Kotwali Bisauli area where they had gone to take part in a panchayat.
Shyamlal and Vijaypal, the brothers-in-law of Kalyan Singh, had gone to the village to resolve the dispute when the rivals attacked them and also tried to set them ablaze after sprinkling kerosene.
Shyamlal`s daughter Hansavati, married and living in the village, was accused of helping in elopement of a girl. During the panchayat, the girl`s family members got involved in a heated debate after which they sprinkled kerosene and tried to set Shyamlal and Vijaypal ablaze. The villagers, somehow rescued them and locked the two in a room for their safety, SSP Dharamvir Singh said.
A named FIR against nine persons, including five women, has been lodged and efforts were on to nab them, the SSP said.