Youth shot dead over land dispute in Meerut village

Tension prevailed in Jaroda village here on Friday after a youth was shot dead while another received bullet injuries when a group of persons belonging to another community allegedly opened fire at them over a land dispute.

Meerut: Tension prevailed in Jaroda village here on Friday after a youth was shot dead while another received bullet injuries when a group of persons belonging to another community allegedly opened fire at them over a land dispute.

The miscreants opened fire at the 20-year-old youth last evening, following which he succumbed to his injuries.

The accused and the family of the deceased had been engaged in a dispute over an eight-acre land for quite some time, police said.

Another person, who was present on the spot at the time of the incident, received bullet injuries.

A case has been registered against 12 persons of whom six have been arrested, police said.   

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