UP: Five killed in clash over land left behind by receding Ganga

Five people were killed and one other injured as rival factions clashed over a piece of land in Sunngadhi area of neighbouring Kasganj district here, police said on Saturday.

PTI| Updated: Dec 17, 2016, 21:07 PM IST

Etah: Five people were killed and one other injured as rival factions clashed over a piece of land in Sunngadhi area of neighbouring Kasganj district here, police said on Saturday.

Rival factions belonging to different villages opened fire at each other and clashed over tilling a piece of land left behind by receding Ganga river.

In the cross firing, Ram Rahees and Amrit Pal of Kisaul village, and Shivram, Ram Kishore (both brothers) and Sukhbir of Kilauli village were killed and another was injured, SP, Sunil Kumar said.

Every year, villagers in Kasganj lay claim over the land left behind either by receding Ganga or the river changing its course and illegally sow their crop on it.