2 killed in clash over broken engagement

Madhya Pradesh clash over broken engagement: no arrests made so far. (Representative)

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh):

Two people were killed and 15 others injured after two groups fought over the breakdown of a marriage in Sehore district, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, police said.

Both groups belonged to the Banjara community. The incident happened in a village below the Siddiqueganj police station boundaries.

Local police station official Kamal Singh told PTI news agency that the son of the Sarpanch of Gangaram Ki Samri village is to marry a girl from Pital Ki Samri village.

“However, the engagement broke off about four months ago, and the girl’s marriage to another boy has healed,” he said.

The original groom’s father and other relatives landed at Pital Ki Samri village on Wednesday and a clash broke out in which swords, sticks and guns were used, the police officer said.

“Two people died while 15 others, from both groups, were injured. Six of them are seriously injured,” the officer said.

The injured were sent to Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal.

The dead have been identified as Shyamlal (40) and Mukesh Banjara (30), who belong to the girls’ side.

No arrests have been made so far.

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