2 killed in clash over Holi celebrations

AMETHI, March, 18: Two people were killed and around six injured in a clash following a dispute over celebrating Holi in a village here on Friday, police said.
The deceased were identified as Akhand Pratap Singh (32) and Shivram Pasi (55), and the incident took place in Revrhapur village under the Jamo Police Station limits, SHO Dhirendra Kumar Yadav said.
District Magistrate Amethi, Rakesh Kumar Mishra, told media the incident took place following a dispute between both the sides regarding applying colour during the Holi festivities.
The injured have been admitted to hospital and community health center Jamo.
After the occurrence of the incident, heavy police force has been deployed on the spot and the situation is under control, Mishra said.
Meanwhile, Pramod, son of Pasi, alleged that his father had a dispute with Jagannath, a ration shop owner of Babupur village and relative of Akhand Pratap Singh, recently.
He alleged that they had threatened to beat his father.
“Applying colour was just an excuse to beat my family members,” he alleged. (PTI)

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