Four killed, 150 injured as WB villagers clash over playground

Four persons were killed and 150 others injured today after a clash allegedly broke out between residents of two villages over the control of a playground at Purbasthali area in Burdwan district.

Updated: Sep 14, 2010, 19:51 PM IST

Burdwan: Four persons were killed and
150 others injured today after a clash allegedly broke out
between residents of two villages over the control of a
playground at Purbasthali area in Burdwan district.

The clash occurred after a man from Ghoshpara village was
allegedly shot dead by some persons from Alunipara village
following an altercation between them over the playground
dispute issue, police said.

"Soon, residents of Ghoshpara trooped into Alunipara and
hacked three villagers to death. The trio died on the spot,"
Kalna Sub-divisional Police Officer Rathindranath Mukherjee
said.

The incident triggered clashes in both the villages. As
many as 60 houses were damaged and 150 people injured in the
clashes, police said.

PTI